Add a File database connection

You can add a connection to flat files, both local and remote, 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 Files Connection type, the rest of the connection properties appear.

    Depending on your choice of authentication mechanism, you may use different properties.

    See Connection properties for details, defaults, and examples.

    Connection name

    Name your connection.

    Connection type

    Choose the Files connection type.

    File location

    Specify the base location of the file on the server.

    Files on remote location

    Specify if the files on remote server.

    Protocol

    Select the required remote server connection.

    Mandatory field. For remote location files only.

    Authentication type

    Specify the authentication type for SFTP Protocol.

    Mandatory field. For SFTP protocol only

    Host

    Specify the Hostname or the IP address of the remote server.

    Mandatory field. For remote location files only.

    Port

    Specify the Port to connect the remote server.

    Mandatory field. For remote location files only.

    User

    Specify the user to connect to remote server. This user must have data access privileges. For remote location files only.

    Password

    Specify the password. For remote location files only, when using password authentication.

    Key file

    Specify the key file and its fully qualified path. For remote location files only, when using key authentication.

    Passphrase for key file

    Specify the passphrase for the key file. For remote location files only, when using key authentication.

  5. Click Create connection.