Create an Azure Data Explorer source connection in the UI

Source connectors in Adobe Experience Platform provide the ability to ingest externally sourced data on a scheduled basis. This tutorial provides steps for creating an Azure Data Explorer (hereinafter referred to as “Data Explorer”) 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 Data Explorer connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow.

Gather required credentials

In order to access your Data Explorer account on Platform, you must provide the following values:

The endpoint of the Data Explorer server.
The name of the Data Explorer database.
The unique tenant ID used to connect to the Data Explorer database.
The unique service principal ID used to connect to the Data Explorer database.
The unique service principal key used to connect to the Data Explorer database.

For more information about getting started, refer to this Data Explorer document.

Connect your Azure Data Explorer account

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

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 Azure Data Explorer. If this is your first time using this connector, select Configure. Otherwise, select Add data to create a new Data Explorer connector.


The Connect to Azure Data Explorer 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 Data Explorer 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 Data Explorer account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.


Next steps

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