Create a Microsoft SQL Server source connection in the UI

Last update: 2023-01-09
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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 Microsoft SQL Server (hereinafter referred to as “SQL Server”) source connector using the Platform user interface.

Getting started

This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:

If you already have a valid SQL Server connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow.

Gather required credentials

In order to connect to SQL Server on Platform, you must provide the following connection property:

Credential Description
connectionString The connection string associated with your SQL Server account. The SQL Server connection string pattern is: Data Source={SERVER_NAME}\\<{INSTANCE_NAME} if using named instance>;Initial Catalog={DATABASE};Integrated Security=False;User ID={USERNAME};Password={PASSWORD};.

For more information about getting started, refer to this SQL Server document.

Connect your SQL Server account

Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to link your SQL Server 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.

You can select the appropriate category from the catalog on the left-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, you can find the specific source you wish to work with using the search option.

Under the Databases category, select Microsoft SQL Server. If this is your first time using this connector, select Configure. Otherwise, select Add data to create a new SQL Server connector.

The Connect to Microsoft SQL Server page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.

New account

If you are using new credentials, select New account. On the input form that appears, provide a name, an optional description, and your SQL Server credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new connection to establish.

Existing account

To connect an existing account, select the SQL Server account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.

Next steps

By following this tutorial, you have established a connection to your SQL Server account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring data into Platform.

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