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Follow the instructions below to connect Yellowfin to a MySQL database and set up the data source.


  1. Click on the Create button and choose the data source option.

  2. Select the database option. 

  3. When the New Connection popup appears, provide a name and description for your database.

  4. Choose MySQL from the list of available database options. New configuration fields will appear on doing so. 

  5. Select the Include Schema in SQL checkbox to include the schema name when addressing database tables in SQL queries. 

  6. Next, enter the name or IP address of the server hosting the database.

  7. The default port number for MySQL will automatically appear.

  8. Provide the name of the database containing the data that you require.

  9. Select the Use Custom Fetch Size checkbox if you want a select number of data rows to be retrieved from the database after a query is executed. Specify the number of rows.

  10. Yellowfin will automatically select the correct JDBC driver to talk to your MySQL database.

  11. Enter the username and password of your database account.

  12. Once you have completed your connection information, you will have several options:

    1. Advanced Connection Editor: This will take you to the Data Source page in the Admin Console and allow you to edit all the advanced options available for your database.

    2. Test Connection: This will test the connection parameters you provided to ensure it can connect to your database. If the connection was successful, a message will appear.

    3. Create View: This will save your connection and get you started on creating a view based on it.

    4. Save & Close: This will allow you to save your connection and close the New Connection popup, returning you to the page you were on previously.

    5. Cancel: This closes the New Connection popup without saving your connection, returning you to the page you were on previously.



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