Create a connection to Microsoft SQL Server

Follow these steps to create a connection to Microsoft SQL Server:

  1. Open the Visualization page in the console.

  2. Select your workbook or click Create workbook to make a new one.

  3. Click CreateConnection in the upper-right corner of your workbook page.

  4. Select Microsoft SQL Server. You'll see the following page:


  5. Specify the connection parameters:

    • Hostname. IP address or the domain name (FQDN) of your host.

    • Port (by default, 1433).

    • Username and Password for your database.

    • Database name.

    • Cache TTL. Specifies how long to store cache. You can keep the Default value or select Customized to set this value manually.

    • Raw SQL level:

      • Forbid is the default setting. It handles all SQL queries automatically.

      • Allow subselects in datasets gives access to manual operations with SQL queries and subqueries. Use with caution and only if necessary.

      • Allow subselects in datasets and queries from charts allows you to use your connection to create a QL chart.

  6. Click Check connection:

    • If your connection is operational, you'll see a green icon.

    • If there is a problem, a red icon will appear. You'll also see a popup message with a Details button to check service information about the error.

  7. Click Create connection.

  8. Name your connection and click Create.

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