Exadata connection reference

Learn about the fields used to create an Exadata connection with ThoughtSpot DataFlow. Here is a list of the fields for an Exadata connection in ThoughtSpot DataFlow. You need specific information to establish a seamless and secure connection.

Connection properties

Connection name

Name your connection. Mandatory field.

Example:

ExadataConnection

Connection type

Choose the Exadata connection type. Mandatory field.

Example:

Exadata

Host

Specify the hostname or the IP address of the Exadata system Mandatory field.

Example:

www.example.com

Port

Specify the port associated to the Exadata system Mandatory field.

Example:

1234

User

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

Example:

userdi

Password

Specify the password for the User Mandatory field.

Example:

pswrd234%!

Service name

Service name is the TNS alias that you give when you remotely connect to your database and this Service name is recorded in Tnsnames.ora file on your clients and it can be the same as SID and you can also give it any other name you want Mandatory field.

Example:

idxdb03

Version

Specify the Exadata version being connected to Optional field.

Example:

11.x

Other notes:

Advanced configuration

JDBC options

Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL. Optional field.

Example:

jdbc:sqlserver://[serverName[\instanceName][:portNumber]]

Other notes:

Advanced configuration

Sync properties

Data extraction mode

Specify the extraction type. Optional field.

Example:

JDBC

Valid Values:

JDBC, OCI

Default:

JDBC

Column delimiter

Specify the column delimiter character. Mandatory field.

Example:

1

Valid Values:

Any printable ASCII character or decimal value for ASCII character

Default:

1

Null Value

Specifies the string literal that should indicate the null value in the extracted data. During the data load the column value matching this string will be loaded as null in the target. Optional field.

Example:

NULL

Valid Values:

Any string literal

Default:

NULL

Other notes:

Specific only to OCI data extraction mode

Escape character

Specify this if the text qualifier is mentioned. This should be the character which escapes the text qualifier character in the source data. Optional field.

Example:

"

Valid Values:

Any ASCII character

Default:

"

Enclosing character

Specify if the text columns in the source data needs to be enclosed in quotes. Optional field.

Example:

DOUBLE

Valid Values:

SINGLE, DOUBLE

Default:

DOUBLE

Other notes:

This is required if the text data has newline character or delimiter character.

Max ignored rows

Abort the transaction after encountering 'n' ignored rows Optional field.

Default:

0

Fetch size

Specify the number of rows to be fetched at a time and processed in memory.If the value specified is zero then, all rows are extracted at once. Optional field.

Example:

1000

Valid Values:

Any numeric value

Default:

1000

File Type

Specify type of the file Optional field.

Default:

Delimiter

LF String

Specifies if the data has new line characters or not, so that these new line characters can be identified separately. Optional field.

Example:

OFF

Valid Values:

OFF, ON

Default:

OFF

Compression

Specify this if the file is compressed Optional field.

Example:

NO

Valid Values:

NO, YES

Default:

NO

Encryption

Specify if the data needs to be encrypted Optional field.

Example:

NO

Valid Values:

NO, YES

Default:

NO

Date Style

Specifies how to interpret the date format Optional field.

Example:

YMD

Valid Values:

YMD, MDY, DMY, DMONY, MONDY, Y2MD, MDY2, DMY2, DMONY2, and MONDY2

Default:

YMD

Other notes:

MDY: 2-digit month, 2-digit day, 4-digit year

DMY: 2-digit month, 2-digit day, 4-digit year

DMONY: 2-digit day, 3-character month name, 4-digit year

MONDY: 3-character month name, 2-digit day, 4-digit year

Y2MD: 2-digit year, 2-digit month, 2-digit day

MDY2: 2-digit month, 2-digit day, 2-digit year

DMY2: 2-digit day, 2-digit month, 2-digit year

DMONY2: 2-digit day, 3-character month name, 2-digit year

MONDY2: 3-character month name, 2-digit day, 2-digit year

Date Delimiter

Specifies the separator used in the date format. Optional field.

Example:

-

Valid Values:

Any printable ASCII character

Default:

-

Time Style

Specifies the format of the time portion in the data. Optional field.

Example:

24 hour

Valid Values:

12 Hour, 24 Hour

Default:

24 Hour

Time Delimiter

Specifies the character used as separate the time components. Optional field.

Example:

:

Valid Values:

Any printable ASCII character

Default:

: