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, select the Connection type.

  4. After you select the MySQL 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 MySQL connection type.


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


    Specify the port associated to the MySQL system.


    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


    Specify the password for the App User.

    JDBC options

    Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.

  5. Click Create connection.