Add an SQL Server database connection

You can add a connection to an SQL Server database using ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Follow these steps:

  1. Select Connections in the top navigation bar.

  2. In the Connections interface, select Add connection in the upper-right corner.

  3. In the Create Connection interface, select the Connection type.

  4. After you select the SQL Server 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 SQL Server connection type.

    SQL server type

    Specify the SQL server type.

    Authentication type

    Specifies the type of security protocol to connect to the instance. Based on the type of security, select the authentication type and provide details.


    Specify the hostname or the IP address of the SQL Server system. Instance::Specify an instance with all SQL Server databases run by a single SQL Server service. When you select Named instance, Instance replaces the Port option.


    Specify the port associated with the SQL Server system.


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


    Specify the password for the User. xref:dataflow-sql-server-reference.adoc#dataflow-sql-server-conn-aad-secure-principal-id[

    AAD secure principal id]

    Specify the Azure Active Directory secure principal id.

    AAD secure principal secret

    Specify the Azure Active Directory secure principal secret.

    Azure AD User

    Select when you choose "Azure SQL database" under SQL server type.

    JDBC options

    Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.

  5. Select Create connection.

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