This will require Data Admin privileges to setup and Builder for implementation.
iDashboards is able to connect to a Quantum Database by using an Oracle JDBC driver. A JDBC driver is a software component enabling a Java application to interact with a database. To connect with individual databases, JDBC (Java Database Connectivity API) requires specific drivers for each database. The JDBC driver gives out the connection to the database and implements the protocol for transferring the query and result between the client and the database. iDashboards implements native protocols and does not require additional software installed on the driver host. In other words, iDashboards provides driver connectivity with the JDBC Data Source via the specified driver. This document explains a step-by-step procedure to create the Data Source with the Oracle Thin driver.
Once the JDBC driver is properly installed you can make the connection in iDashboards Data Sources. Note that the iDashboards application server must have access to your database server. Follow the steps below to set up a data source in iDashboards Admin or Data Hub.
- Download the driver
- Driver Download For JDK 8 and 9 use odbc7.jar
- Copy the driver, which is implemented as a .jar file to the following location:
- <iDashboards Installation Folder>\ivizgroup\drivers
- Restart iDashboards service (iDashboardsSRV)
- Login to iDashboards Admin application
- Click Data Sources
- In Data Sources set the data source type to Oracle (Thin Driver)
- Click New
- In the Create a Data Source window fill in the highlighted fields:
- Data Source Name: This can be anything you like
- UserID: A database user with SELECT privileges, the default for Quantum is qctl
- Driver class: oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver
- Password/Confirm Password: The default password for the user qctl is quantum.
- Server Name: The host name or IP address of the database server
- Port Number: default is 1521.
- Database Name: The default database name is cctl.
- To verify this information remote desktop to the Quantum server and open Command Prompt, type sqlplus qctl/quantum@maxqprod. This should connect to the database.
- Then type the following in the SQL> prompt select ora_database_name from dual;. The displayed information should provide you the current database name.
- Click Save and your data source is now available.
For More Information:
- Creating a Database URL (Connection String)
- iDashboards Admin Manual 10. Managing Data Sources
Disclaimer: iDashboards Technical Support Engineers are not proficient in the Management and Integration of every API that exists as new APIs are being created everyday with each company that wants to provide seamless integration with other software. However, we do our best to help you make these connections because we want to assist you in your success. If you do not see an article for a connection you would like to make please contact iDashboards Support and know that it will take a bit of time to figure out what is necessary for this integration.
If the above is unable to resolve the issue, then please contact iDashboards Support for further assistance.