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Azure SQL Data Warehouse Connector

Version 2

 

Intro

Azure SQL Data Warehouse lets you quickly implement a high-performance, globally available, and secure cloud data warehouse. Use Domo's Azure SQL Data Warehouse connector to bring your Azure data into Domo. 

You connect to your Azure SQL database in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Azure SQL Data Warehouse connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To connect to an Azure SQL database and create a DataSet, you must have the following:

  • The username and password you use to log into your Azure SQL database.

  • The server name for the database. You can find this by doing the following:

    1. Log into Azure Portal.

    2. Click on SQL Data Warehouses.

    3. Click on the data warehouse you want to connect to.

    4. Locate the full server name. For example: yourserver.database.windows.net

  • The port number for the database

  • The database name

Before you can connect to an Azure SQL database, you must also whitelist a number of IP addresses on your database server on the port you want to connect to. For the full list of IP addresses, see Whitelisting IP Addresses for Connectors.

Connecting to Your Azure SQL Database

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Azure SQL Data Warehouse Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your Azure SQL database. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

Server Name

Enter the name of your server. For information about finding the server name, see "Prerequisites," above.

Database Name

Enter the name of the DB2 database.

Port

Enter the port number for the DB2 database.

Username

Enter your IBM account username.

Password

Enter your IBM account password.

Once you have entered valid credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new IBM DB2 DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

In this pane you create an SQL query to pull data from your database. The Query parameter is required. The other three parameters are here to help you construct this query if you choose.

Menu

Description

Query

Enter the Structured Query Language (SQL) query to use in selecting the data you want. For example:

select * from Employee

If you want help in constructing your query, copy and paste the automatically-generated query from the Query Helper field into this field.

Database Table (Optional)

Select the table containing the data you want to pull into Domo. The selected table will be added to the automatically generated query in the Query Helper field. 

Table Columns (Optional)

Select the table columns with data you want to pull into Domo. The selected columns will be added to the automatically generated query in the Query Helper field. 

Query Helper (Optional)

Copy and paste this query into the Query field if you need help building a query. This query is automatically generated when you select a table and columns in the Database Table and Table Columns fields, respectively.

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.