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Amazon Redshift Writeback Connector

Version 3

 

Intro

Use this connector to export your data from a Domo DataSet to an Amazon Redshift database. To learn more about Redshift, visit their website at https://aws.amazon.com/redshift/.

You export data to a Redshift database in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Redshift Writeback 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 configure this connector, you will need the following:

  • A Domo Client ID and Client Secret. To obtain these credentials, do the following:

    1. Log into your Domo developer account at https://developer.domo.com/login

    2. Create a new client

    3. Select the desired data and user application scope.

    4. Click Create.

  • The hostname or IP address of your Redshift server.

  • Your Redshift database name.

  • Your Redshift username and password. 

  • The port number of your Redshift server.

  • Your AWS access key. This is available in the AWS Console in the Security Credentials section (or under Users if you are using IAM). 
  • Your AWS secret key. This was provided when you created your access key. You can generate a new one in the AWS Console.

If you don't know any of your SQL credentials, contact your SQL Database Administrator.

You may also paste the text for a Redshift CA certificate (or you may input the URL where the certificate is located), but this is optional.

Configuring the Connection

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Redshift Writeback 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 Domo developer account as well as the table in your Redshift database where you want your data to be copied to. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

Domo Client ID

Enter your Domo client ID.

Domo Client Secret

Enter your Domo client secret.

Host

Enter your Redshift database hostname.

Database 

Enter the name of your Redshift database.

Username

Enter your Redshift username.

Password

Enter your Redshift password. 

Database Port

Enter your Redshift database port number.

Certificate Format

Select a certificate format. This must match what you enter in the Certificate field. If you are not aware of a special certificate, select No certificate.

Certificate

Paste the text for your CA certificate, or enter the URL where your certificate is located. By default no certificate is required.

Access Key

Enter your AWS access key.

Secret Key

Enter your AWS secret key.

Region

Select the S3 region containing the bucket you want to push data to.

Bucket

Enter the name of the AWS bucket you want to push data to.

For more information about obtaining these credentials, see "Prerequisites," above. 

Once you have entered valid credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to set up a new Domo-Redshift connection. 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

This pane contains a number of fields for specifying your data and indicating where it's going.

Menu

Description

DataSet ID

Enter the DataSet ID (GUID) for the DataSet you want to copy to Redshift. You can find the ID by opening the details view for the DataSet in the Data Center and looking at the portion of the URL following datasources/. For example, in the URL https://mycompany.domo.com/datasources/845305d8-da3d-4107-a9d6-13ef3f86d4a4/details/overview, the DataSet ID is 845305d8-da3d-4107-a9d6-13ef3f86d4a4. 

Table Name Source

Select how you want to name the table where data will be copied. 

  • DataSet ID. The table name will be the number you entered for DataSet ID.

  • DataSet Name. The table name will be the same as that of the input DataSet.

  • Custom Name. You will give the table a custom name in the Custom Table Name field.

Custom Table Name

Enter the name of the table in your Redshift database where you want your DataSet data to be copied.

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.