Azure Blob Storage connection reference

Learn about the fields used to create an Azure Blob Storage connection with ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Here is a list of the fields for an Azure Blob Storage 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:

AzureBlobAStorageConnection

Connection type

Choose the Azure Blob Storage connection type. Mandatory field.

Example:

Azure Blob Storage

Storage type

Choose the Storage type: Azure Blob Storage (default) or Data Lake GEN2 Storage. Mandatory field.

Account

Azure Storage has an address that includes our unique account name which is a combination of the account name and the Azure Storage blob endpoint forms the base address for the objects in your storage account. Mandatory field.

Example:

userdi

Authentication type

This supports two types of authentication methods:

Azure account key:

Choose to authenticate based on access keys and other parameters to produce an encrypted signature string that is passed on the request in the Authorization header.

Shared access signatures (SAS):

Choose to grant fine-grained access to resources in your storage account with specified permissions and over a specified time interval. Mandatory field.

Example:

Azure account key

Valid Values:

Azure account key
Shared access signature

Key

The 512-bit access key generated while creating storage account. Mandatory field.

Example:

ABCDEFGH245HIJK

Folder

Give the storage folder details. Mandatory field.

Availability:

Displayed only when "Authentication type" is Datalake GEN2 Storage.

Example:

difolder

Container

Give container details that organizes a set of blobs, like a directory in a file system. Mandatory field.

Example:

container

Sync properties

File name

Specify name of the file.
Mandatory field.

Example:

testfile.csv

Valid Values:

Any string literal

Default:

The name of the file used to create sync.

Other notes:

To specify wildcard pattern use * character in the file name

Column delimiter

Specifies the delimiter between the columns in the source file.
Mandatory field.

Example:

,

Valid Values:

Any printable ASCII character or decimal value for ASCII character

Default:

The delimiter specified in sync

Enable archive on success

Specify if file needs to be archived once it is succeeded. Optional field.

Example:

No

Valid Values:

Yes, No

Default:

No

Delete on success

Specify if file needs to be deleted after execution is successful. Optional field.

Example:

No

Valid Values:

Yes, No

Default:

No

Compression

Specify this if the file is compressed and what kind of compressed file it is. Mandatory field.

Example:

gzip

Valid Values:

None, gzip

Default:

None

Enclosing character

Specify if the text columns in the source data is enclosed in quotes. Optional field.

Example:

Single

Valid Values:

Single, Double, Empty

Default:

Empty

Escape character

Specify the escape character if using a text qualifier in the source data. Optional field.

Example:

\\

Valid Values:

Any ASCII character

Default:

Empty

Null value

Specifies the string literal indicates the null value for a column. 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

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:

24HOUR

Valid Values:

12HOUR, 24 HOUR

Default:

24HOUR

Time delimiter

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

Example:

:

Valid Values:

Any printable ASCII character

Default:

:

Skip trailer rows

Skip the number of trailer rows specified while loading the data. Optional field.

Example:

5

Valid Values:

Any numeric value

Default:

0

TS load options

Specifies the parameters passed with the tsload command, in addition to the commands already included by the application. The format for these parameters is:

--<param_1_name> = <param_1_value>
--<param_2_name> = <param_2_value>

Optional field.

Example:
--date_time_format = %Y-%m-%d
--date_format = %Y-%m-%d
--time_format = %H:%M:%S
Valid Values:
--null_value = NULL
--max_ignored_rows = 0
Default:
--max_ignored_rows 0
Boolean representation

Specifies the representation of data in the boolean field. Optional field.

Example:

true_false

Valid Values:

true_false, T_F, 1_0, T_NULL

Default:

true_false