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Toad Data Point 5.0 - Installation Guide

Create Google Analytics Connections

Toad allows you to create connections to your Google Analytics data. A connection in Toad allows you to access the Google Analytics accounts and data that are available to you from your Google user account.

If you have multiple Google user accounts, you can create a separate Google Analytics connection in Toad for each account. For an explanation of Google accounts, see the following: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsAccounts

After creating a connection, see About Google Analytics Data Sources for more information about working with this data source.

Note: This feature is available in the Toad Data Point Professional Edition only.

About Google Analytics Connections

When you create a Google Analytics connection in Toad, you log in to Google using your Google account. During the connection creation process, you also grant Toad access to the Google Analytics data accessible from that Google account.

Toad provides you with an interface to the Google log-in and authorization pages and displays these pages within the Create New Connection (and Connection Properties) dialog. The Google pages displayed are independent of Toad. The log-in process is the same as you normally encounter with your other Web-based Google log-in procedures. The only difference is that by creating a connection in Toad, you are giving Toad permission to access your Google Analytics data. This is accomplished when you click Accept in the Google authorization page.

To create a Google Analytics connection

  1. Click on the Connections toolbar (ALT+F+N).
  2. In the Group list, select Google Analytics. The Google log-in page immediately displays within the Create New Connection dialog.
  3. Enter the credentials (email address and password) for your Google account and click Sign in.

    Note: If you have multiple Google accounts and have previously logged in to Google (or connected through Toad), the Google log-in page may display the last Google account used. To specify a different Google account for the new connection, use the Google links/menu to select another account.

  4. (optional) You can enter a name for your new account and select a category. You can also make these modifications later using the Connection Properties dialog.
  5. In the Google authorization page that displays, click Accept to allow Toad access to your Google Analytics data. Toad then attempts to establish a connection to Google Analytics. If the connection is successful, the Create New Connection dialog closes.

  6. Upon creating an initial connection, Toad automatically maps the data source objects. This process runs in the background, and until it is finished, you may experience a delay when attempting to access these objects.

Reauthorizing a Connection

If you encounter an error message when attempting to connect using your Google Analytics connection, Toad's authorization (access) to the Google account for that connection may have been lost. Use the following procedure to re-establish authorization for the connection.

You can also use this procedure to specify a different Google log-in account for a connection.

To Reauthorize

  1. In the Navigation Manager, disconnect from the connection. You must disconnect before you can re-authorize.
  2. After disconnecting, right-click the connection and select Properties.
  3. In the Connection Properties dialog, click Reauthorize.
    • If you are no longer logged in to Google, the Google log-in page displays.
      • To reauthorize using the same Google account, re-enter your Google account credentials and click Sign-in. Then click Accept on the authorization page.
      • To specify a different Google account for this connection, use the Google links to switch the account just as you normally would in the Google Web site. Once you specify a different account, this is the Google account associated with this connection in Toad. Click Sign-in. Then click Accept on the authorization page.
    • If you are still logged in to Google, the Google page for granting Toad access to your Google Analytics data displays.
      • To reauthorize using the same Google account, click Accept.
      • To specify a different Google account for this connection, use the Google menu or links to switch the Google account just as you normally would in the Google Web site. Once you specify a different account, this is the Google account associated with this connection in Toad. Click Sign-in. Then click Accept on the authorization page.

Notes:

  • The instructions provided here are based on the Google Website's workflow for the account log-in and the application authorization procedures that were in place at the time of this Toad Data Point release.
  • See Set Connection Categories for more information about creating connection categories.
  • You can specify a proxy server to use for Business Intelligence and NoSQL connections at Tools | Options | Database | Data Services.

  

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Create Hive Connections

Toad allows you to connect to a Hive data warehouse system. Apache Hive is one of the NoSQL data sources supported by Toad.

See also, About Apache Hive Data Sources.

Note: This feature is available in the Toad Data Point Professional Edition only.

To create a Hive connection

  1. Click on the Connections toolbar (ALT+F+N).
  2. Select Apache Hive from the Group list.
  3. Enter the connection information in the Create New Connection dialog. Review the following for additional information:

    Server tab

     

    Host

    Enter the host name or IP address of the Hive data source.

    Port

    Enter the port number.

    Schema

    Enter a Hive schema to open upon connection.

    (HiveServer2 only) After connecting, you can select a different available schema in the Object Explorer.

    Server type

    Select the version of HiveServer the host uses, HiveServer1 or HiveServer2.

    Use SSL

    (HiveServer2 only) Select to use SSL to connect to Hive.

    HTTP mode

    (HiveServer2 only) Select to connect to HiveServer2 running in HTTP mode. Then enter the service endpoint. The default is cliservice.

    Session Initialization

    (HiveServer1 only) Enter any Hive session initialization commands.

    These commands will be executed once, at the start of each connection.

    Category

    (Optional) Select an existing category or create a new one. See Set Connection Categories for more information.
    Authentication tab (HiveServer1)  

    Connect with SSH

    Select to use SSH to connect to Hive. Then enter a user name and select an authentication method (key file or password).

    SSH user

    Enter the user name to log in when using SSH.

    SSH port

    Select the SSH port number. The default is 22.

    Authenticate with a key file

    Select if the host uses a key file to authenticate the SSH user field.

    Private key path—Enter the absolute path (including file name) to the private key file on the host (not the client).

    Pass phrase—Enter your passphrase.

    Authenticate with a password

    Select if the host uses a password to authenticate the SSH user field.

    Password—Enter the password to log in using SSH.

    Authentication tab (HiveServer2)  
    Authentication

    Select an authentication method.

    To enter only a user name, select the Username and password method.

    Username

    Enter the user name to use for this connection.

    If using Kerberos authentication, enter your user name in the following format: user@REALM or domain\user.

    Hive host realm

    (Kerberos only) Enter the Kerberos realm of the HiveServer2 host.

    Note: If necessary, contact your IT department to obtain this information.

    Before you can successfully connect to Hive using Kerberos authentication, the Toad client computer must have a Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) address entry for the Hive host realm. To define the KDC entry, use the following procedure.

    Open a Windows Command Prompt as Administrator and enter the following command:

    ksetup /addkdc <REALM> <KDC name>

    You only need to run this command once for the given realm. To confirm the setting, enter the following command: ksetup. This command should return both the name of the Hive host realm and the KDC name you specified.

    Hive host FQDN

    (Kerberos only) Enter the fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) of the HiveServer2 host.

    Note: If necessary, contact your IT department to obtain this information.

    Service name (Kerberos only) Enter the service name of the Hive server. The default is hive.

    Note: In NoSQL and Business Intelligence connections, Toad automatically saves the password in the connections.xml file as obfuscated text, as well as in Toad. To add additional password security, use Toad's Master Password feature. See Security Options for more information.

  4. Click Connect to connect immediately while saving the connection information. Optionally, click Save to save the connection without connecting.

  5. Upon creating an initial connection, Toad automatically maps the data source objects. This process runs in the background, and until it is finished, you may experience a delay when attempting to access these objects.

Tips: 

  • Connections are stored in the connections.xml file and can be found by clicking the Application Data Directory link in Help | About.
  • You can specify a proxy server to use for Business Intelligence and NoSQL connections at Tools | Options | Database | Data Services.

  

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Create Intelligence Central Connections

Toad allows you to create a connection to a Toad Intelligence Central server.

The purpose of Toad Intelligence Central (TIC) is to give Toad Data Point users a place to store and share data. After creating a connection to an Intelligence Central instance, not only can you view data that is made available to you, you can publish data from other sources in the form of snapshots, views, and datasets. See About Toad Intelligence Central for more information.

Note: This feature is available in the Toad Data Point Professional Edition only.

About Toad Intelligence Central Connections

To create a new TIC connection, you must provide the TIC server name and then register with TIC by creating a new user account for yourself. The new user name and password will be used by TIC to identify you from among the group of TIC users and to manage the objects you create and are granted access to on the TIC server.

A TIC connection displays in the Navigation Manager in the format: username@server. The username is the name of the new user you create when you create a new TIC connection.

To create an Intelligence Central connection

  1. Click on the Connections toolbar (ALT+F+N).
  2. Select Intelligence Central from the Group list.
  3. Select the Register New User tab.
  4. Register New User. Use this tab to register with Intelligence Central by creating your own account (user name and password). Review the following for additional information:

    Note: If you are creating a connection to a Intelligence Central instance for which you already have a user account, do not fill in this tab again. Skip ahead to the next step (Login tab).

    Register New User  
    Use Windows Authentication

    Select to create a new user account using your Windows credentials. Toad automatically populates the fields with your account information. See Limitations of Using Windows Authentication.

    Host

    Enter the name of the Intelligence Central host server. Click to display a list of Intelligence Central servers currently active on the network.

    User Name

    Create a new user name for this connection.

    This is the name you will be logged in with. The objects you create will be linked to this user name. All your TIC rights (like sharing) will be linked to this user name. This user name will display in your connection in the Navigation Manager in the format:

    username@server

    Note: User names must be lower case only. When you enter a user name, all upper-case characters are automatically converted to lower-case.

    Password

    Create a password.

    Verify Password

    Re-enter the password to confirm.

    Full Name

    Enter your full name.

    This name, along with your user name, displays on the Sharing tab of the Publishing dialog and in the Alter Visibility dialog. Your full name will help users identify you when they select users with which to share an object.

    Email Address

    Enter your email address.

    Port

    Enter the port number for the App Server.
  5. Login as Existing User tab. Use this tab to create a new connection to a TIC server for which you already have a user account. (When you open an existing connection, this tab displays your user account information.)

    Login as Existing User  

    Host

    Enter the name of the Intelligence Central host server. Click to display a list of Intelligence Central servers currently active on the network.

    User

    Enter an existing server user name.

    Password

    Enter the existing password for the user name.

    Data Source

    (Optional) Enter the name of a default data source to open upon connection.

    Port

    Enter the port number for the App Server.

    Category

    (Optional) Select an existing category or create a new one. See Set Connection Categories for more information.
  6. Advanced tab. (Optional) Use the Advanced tab to specify ODBC drivers to use when publishing to this TIC server.

    Note: Specify an ODBC driver only if you are having difficulty publishing to this TIC instance from a particular database type.

    Advanced  

    ODBC Drivers

    Specify an ODBC driver for each database type that you are having difficulty publishing from. That ODBC driver will be used when publishing from this database type using this connection.

  7. (Optional) Select Save Password to save your password with this connection.

    Note: This option is disabled if Toad was installed with Prohibit saving passwords selected.

  8. Click Connect to connect immediately and save the connection information. Optionally, click Save to save the connection without connecting.

To change your Intelligence Central user password

You can change your password for your Intelligence Central user account at any time.

Note: You cannot use this procedure to change the password for a Intelligence Central account that uses Windows Authentication.

  1. In the Navigation Manager, right-click the Intelligence Central connection and select Change Password.
  2. Enter the old password and then enter the new password. Enter the new password a second time to confirm.

To switch your TIC user account to a Windows Authentication account

You can switch your current Intelligence Central account to a Windows Authentication account if both accounts have the same user name.

  1. In the Connection Manager, right-click your current TIC account connection and select Properties.
  2. In the Register New User tab, select Use Windows Authentication. Toad prompts you to switch your account.

Limitations of Using Windows Authentication

Consideration/Limitation Description
Windows Authentication connection and cross-connection query

Cross-connection query using a Windows Authentication Intelligence Central connection is not supported.

Workaround: To use an Intelligence Central connection in a cross-connection query, log-in using a standard Intelligence Central user account, not a Windows Authentication account.

Publishing data objects from a Windows Authentication connection is not supported

You cannot publish a data object (view or snapshot) from one Intelligence Central instance, TIC1, to another, TIC2, if you are connected to TIC1 using Windows Authentication.

Workaround: To publish a data object from Intelligence Central, please connect to TIC using a standard Intelligence Central user account, not a Windows Authentication account.

Tip: Connections are stored in the connections.xml file and can be found by clicking the Application Data Directory link in Help | About.

 

Create MySQL Connections

You can create a new connection, or connect to an existing connection from the Create New Connection window. See Troubleshoot MySQL Issues for more information about troubleshooting MySQL connection issues.

To create a MySQL or MariaDB connection

  1. Click on the toolbar (ALT+F+N).

  2. Select either MySQL or MariaDB from the Group list box.

  3. Review the following for additional information:

    Login Tab Description

    Connection type

    Select the protocol to use when connecting.

    Host

    Enter the name of the host computer where the database is installed.

    Password

    Enter the password to use when connecting.

    Tip: After connecting, you can set a master password to further secure your connection in Tools | Options| Environment | Security.

    Connection timeout

    Enter the number of seconds to wait when connecting before the application times out. The default is 15 seconds.

    SSL

    If you selected SSL as the connection type, review the following for additional information: 

    • Private key—browse to the location of the SSL key file to use when connecting.
    • CA cert—browse to the location of the trusted certificate authority to use when connecting.
    • Cert—browse to the location of the SSL certificate file to use when connecting.

    Compress

    Select this checkbox to compress the value of any strings and return binary values.

    Use MySQL libraries

    Select this checkbox to use an embedded MySQL library instead of the MySQL .NET provider.

    Note: If you select this option, you must specify libMySQL.dll in the path.

    Category

    Select or create a category if you want to color code Editor tabs for a specific connection. This can help differentiate between development and production databases. You can also set an option to color code the Object Explorer pane and object editor windows (Create, Alter, Drop, etc.). See Set Connection Categories for more information.  Click here to view a video of this feature.
    Advanced Tab Description

    ODBC driver

    Select an ODBC driver to use when executing cross-connection queries using this connection.

    Tip: You can specify the ODBC driver to use for all connections for this database provider in Tools | Options | Database | MySQL.

  1. Click Connect to save the connection and immediately connect to the database.

    or

    Click Save to save the connection without connecting to the database.

Tip: Connections are stored in the connections.xml file and can be found by clicking the Application Data Directory link in Help | About.

Click here to view a video about creating connections in Toad Data Point

 

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Understand Toad Connections

Switching Connections in Toad

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