SpaceDeck – Data Sources

Data Sources define the origin of data in the System of Record. A data source is a reference to a particular database or data store.

When we define a data pipeline definition, we will include a reference to a particular data source, and to a particular set of tables and fields in that data source.

View List of Data Sources

The initial Data Sources screen displays a list of available data sources.

Data Sources Fields

  • NAME – the name you define to the data source

  • DB TYPE – the database type for the data source, as defined in the System of Record

  • URL – the URL for the data source

  • DESCRIPTION – a free-format description of the data source

Setting Up a New Data Source

To setup a new Data Source click New +:

The Configuration screen will then be displayed:

Data Sources - New Source Setup Fields

  • Date Source Name – the name you define to the data source.

  • Data Source Type – the database type for the data source, as defined in the System of Record.

  • URL – the URL for the data source.

  • Username and Password – the credentials for accessing the data source.

  • Description – a free-format description of the data source.

Enter the configuration details and click Save Connection, The new data source will now be listed on the main Data Sources screen.

Deleting a Data Source

There is an option to delete a data source by clicking the kebab menu (vertical three-dot menu) on the far right of the main Data Sources menu and clicking Delete Data Source:

 

Next Step – Using the Data Source in a Data Pipeline

After you create the data source, you can define a data pipeline using the data source.