You can add a connection to an SQL Server database using ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Follow these steps:

  1. Click Connections in the top navigation bar.

  2. In the Connections interface, click Add connection in the top right corner.

  3. In the Create Connection interface, enter the Connection name, and select the Connection type.

  4. After you select the SQL Server Connection type, the rest of the connection properties appear.

    See the Create connection screen for SQL Server

    Create SQL Server connection

    • Connection name
      Name your connection.
    • Connection type
      Choose the SQL Server connection type.
    • Host
      Specify the hostname or the IP address of the SQL Server system
      Mandatory field.
    • Port
      Specify the port associated with the SQL Server system
      Mandatory field.
    • User
      Specify the user id that will be used to connect to the SQL Server system. This user should have necessary privileges to access the data in the databases.
    • Password
      Specify the password for the User
      Mandatory field.
    • Instance
      Specify an instance with all SQL Server databases run by a single SQL Server service
      Optional field.
    • Version
      Specify the SQL Server version being connected to
      Optional field.
    • JDBC options
      Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.

    See Connection properties for details, defaults, and examples.

  5. Click Create connection.