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SQL Server Connector - Catalog, Transform, Query, Visualize

The SQL Server connector allows data to be cataloged, queried, transformed and to create tables in SQL Server. This can be used to quickly and easily join data between different systems like SQL Server and Hive, or between different SQL Server instances.


The SQL Server connector is available for the Promethium Enterprise edition. The SQL Server connector is currently not available for the Free or Professional editions.


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Connect SQL Server

Connecting to SQL Server is fast and easy. Simply click Data Sources from the menu, then click + New Data Source. Select SQL Server and enter the information for your SQL Server.

SQL Server connection in Promethium
SQL Server Connection

SQL Server connection details can be case sensitive. Ensure that data is entered with the correct case for your SQL Server.

Field

Description

Data Source Name

Give the SQL Server connection a unique name for easy identification.

Description

Optional. A meaningful description for this connection.

Data Source Topic

Optional. Categorize the SQL Server connection. For example, Marketing.

Host Name

Enter the host name for your SQL Server database. For example: db.company.com

DB Port

Enter the port number for your SQL Server database.

User Name

​Enter the username associated with your SQL Server account.

Password

Enter the password associated with your SQL Server account.

Database Name

Enter the database containing the data you want to retrieve.


What Happens Next - Finish SQL Server Connection

Click the Connect button then select schemas. After successful connection and schema selection Promethium will automatically crawl and catalog data in your SQL Server, then make the data easily searchable and usable.


Click Data Explorer from the menu and begin exploring the data in your SQL Server Data Cloud.

Screenshot of SQL Server data in Promethium
SQL Server Data Catalog Promethium

FAQs

Is my data moved or copied out of SQL Server?

No. Your data stays in SQL Server and isn't moved to Promethium.


What options are available for publishing datasets?

Datasets can be published as a view, as a table in SQL Server or as a dbt model.


Is this a Production-level connector?

Yes. The SQL Server connector is designed for all-sized Datasets.


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