Create a Teradata Vantage source connection in the UI

This tutorial provides steps for creating a Teradata Vantage source connector using the Adobe Experience Platform user interface.

Getting started

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

  • Sources: Experience Platform allows data to be ingested from various sources while providing you with the ability to structure, label, and enhance incoming data using Experience Platform services.
  • Sandboxes: Experience Platform provides virtual sandboxes which partition a single Platform instance into separate virtual environments to help develop and evolve digital experience applications.

Gather required credentials

In order to access your Teradata Vantage account on Platform, you must provide the following authentication value:

Connection string
A connection string is a string that provides information about a data source and how you can connect to it. The connection string pattern for Teradata Vantage is DBCName={SERVER};Uid={USERNAME};Pwd={PASSWORD}.

For more information about getting started, refer to this Teradata Vantage document.

Connect your Teradata Vantage account

In the Platform UI, select Sources from the left navigation to access the Sources workspace. 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 Teradata Vantage and then select Set up.

Sources in the sources catalog display the Set up option when a given source does not yet have an authenticated account. Once an authenticated account exists, this option changes to Add data.

The sources catalog with the Teradata Vantage source selected.

The Connect to Teradata Vantage page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.

Existing account

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

The existing accounts page in the sources workspace.

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 Teradata Vantage credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new connection to establish.

The new account creation interface in the sources workspace.

Next steps

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