Add a PostgreSQL DataFlow connection

You can add a connection to a PostgreSQL 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, select the Connection type.

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

    See Connection properties for details, defaults, and examples.

    Connection name

    Name your connection.

    Connection type

    Choose the PostgreSQL connection type.


    Specify the hostname or the IP address of the PostgreSQL system.


    Specify the port associated to the PostgreSQL system.


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


    Specify the password for the User.


    Collection of information that is organized so that it can be easily accessed, managed and updated.

    Enter password/Fetch password from vault

    Select whether to enter password or fetch and use the password you have stored in external vault providers (e.g. AWS Secrets Manager).

    Vault provider

    Select the name of your external vault provider.

    Secrets manager region

    Region of the AWS account where secret manager is defined.

    Secret name or ARN

    If user trying to access using two different accounts, then the value to be given here is a fully qualified Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the secret.

    Remote role ARN

    If user trying to access using two different accounts, then the value to be given here is a remote role Amazon Resource Name (ARN) where secret manager is not defined.

    Key name in secret

    Key name given for the secret, to get its value.


    Specify the PostgreSQL version being connected to.

    JDBC options

    Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.

  5. Click Create connection.

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