Add a MySQL database connection

You can add a connection to a MySQL database using ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Follow these steps:

  1. Click Connections in the top navigation bar.

  2. In the Connections interface, click Add connection in the top right corner.

  3. In the Create Connection interface, enter the Connection name, and select the Connection type.

  4. After you select the MySQL Connection type, the rest of the connection properties appear.

    • Connection name
      Name your connection.

    • Connection type
      Choose the MySQL connection type.

    • Host
      Specify the hostname or the IP address of the MySQL system

    • Port
      Specify the port associated to the MySQL system

    • User
      Specify the user id that will be used to connect to the MySQL system. This user should have necessary privileges to access the data in the databases

    • Password
      Specify the password for the App User

    • Version
      Specify the MYSQL version being connected to.

    • JDBC options
      Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.

    See Connection properties for details, defaults, and examples.

  5. Click Create connection.