You can configure a file location such as FTP, Shared Network Folder, Local Folder, HTTP location, HDFS or Amazon S3 as a connection in report server.
Then Data Administrators can use this connection to pull data files (Text, Microsoft Excel, CSV, etc.) from these locations, as if, they are pulling tables’ data from an RDBMS connection.
This model enables access control security and enables abstraction of the file source to the other users beyond System Administrator.
This page describes the provider specific properties and the details you need to input to create connections to folders that contains the required data files. There are some properties that are common, you can find those information, here.
|Connection Name||Type Yourself||You and end users will identify this connection by this name.|
|Provider||FILES/STREAM||Fixed value for connecting to File systems|
|Details are given below|
|Location||Network path starting with , E:, or
| = a network location address follows
E: = You are configuring a local drive (local to report server machine) absolute path as location
.. = You are configuring a local drive path relative to reportenginebin as location.
|Username||Type Yourself||OS Username|
|Password||Type Yourself||OS password|
|Server||FTP server name of IP address||Internet address of FTP Server|
|Port||Port number||The port at which FTP server is listening|
|Secure||Yes/No||Yes=SFTP (Secured FTP)
No = Normal FTP
|Passive||Yes/No||Yes = PASV mode
Required when there is a firewall between report server and FTP server
|Location||Type Yourself||Folder path from home or root (whichever is applicable) under which required data files are available|
|Username||Type Yourself||FTP Username|
|Password||Type Yourself||FTP password|
|URI||Type Yourself||Website address|
|Location||Type Yourself||Application + path suffixing the web address|
|Secure||Yes/No||Yes = HTTPS|
|Server||Type Yourself||IP address of HDFS named node|
|Port||Type Yourself||Named node Port|
|Default path for the connection on this HDFS
Blank = location is root
|Group||Type Yourself||User group on HDFS|
|User name||Type Yourself||User name on HDFS|
|Access Key||Type Yourself||Key Value obtained from Amazon|
|Secret Key||Type Yourself||Key Value obtained from Amazon|
|Bucket||Type Yourself||Bucket Name where data files will be available|
Intellicus has added Google Sheet as a data source to access data under your Google spreadsheet. You need to follow the below steps to get Service Account (client email), Private Key, Client Id, Client Secret required for creating a connection in Intellicus.
- Go to https://console.developers.google.com/ and login with your Google account’s credentials.
- Create a new Project.
- Go to Dashboard > Enable API to enable Drive API and Sheets API.
- Click Credentials to create a Service account key.
- Next, create OAuth client Id. Click Configure Consent screen to give your product name and save it.
- Choose Other as Application Type and give a name to it.
- You can now download the credentials that are required to create a connection in Intellicus as shown in the table below.
|Service Account||Type Yourself||Key used to enable server to server authentication|
|Private Key||Type Yourself||Key Value obtained from Google|
|Client ID||Type Yourself||Client ID Value obtained from Google|
|Client Secret||Type Yourself||Secret Key Value obtained from Google|
|Username||Type Yourself||Username of the Google account|
|Password||Type Yourself||Password of the Google account|