Source connectors in Adobe Experience Platform provide the ability to ingest externally sourced data on a scheduled basis. This tutorial provides steps for creating a MySQL source connection using the Adobe Experience Platform UI.
This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:
If you already have a MySQL connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow.
In order to access your MySQL account on Platform, you must provide the following value:
||The MySQL connection string associated with your account. The MySQL connection string pattern is:
Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to link your MySQL account to Platform.
Log in to Adobe Experience Platform and then select Sources from the left navigation bar to access the Sources workspace. The Catalog screen displays a variety of sources for which you can create an account with.
Under the Databases category, select MySQL. If this is your first time using this connector, select Configure. Otherwise, select Add data to create a new MySQL connector.
The Connect to MySQL page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.
If you are using new credentials, select New account. On the input form that appears, provide a name, an optional description, and your MySQL credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new connection to establish.
To connect an existing account, select the MySQL account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.
By following this tutorial, you have established a connection to your MySQL account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring data into Platform.