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2. Adding a Data Source

On this page, we explain how to add a new data source to the Data Loading & Syncing using the Control Panel.


Adding a data source using the control panel

Watch this quick video below to learn step-by-step how to add a data source using our Control Panel.


Data source wizard explained

Below we explain each one of the steps and fields required when adding a data source.

First of all, you need to be logged in the Control Panel. Then, you need to go to the Data Sources page.
In the Control Panel, at the left tab, click on the "Data Loading & Sync" and then on "Data Sources", as shown below.

You'll be presented to a screen like the following.

Click on the "Create New Data Source button" to start to configure the data source.

Step 1 - Data Source Setup

After you clicked the "Create New Data Source button", you'll enter in a 3-step wizard.

The first step is the configuration of your data source identification on SlicingDice.
The following screen shows step 1.

Three fields will appear. Each field function is described at the table below.

Field
Description

Data Source Name

The name of your data source. Can be edited at any time. Mandatory.

Data Source Labels/Tags

Possible labels/tags you might want to associate to a data source, in order to organize it, considering you have many data sources. Can be edited at any time.
Optional.

Data Source Description

The description of your data source. Can be edited at any time.
Optional.

When ready, click on the "Save & Continue" button to go to Step 2.

Step 2 - Data Source Details

Tunnel connection

If your connection needs to connect via an SSH Tunnel, see the Adding an SSH Key tutorial.

The second step of the wizard needs the appropriate credentials of your data source.

Each data source type has its own credentials. Common credentials are IP, port, hostname, username, password, name of the database, URL address, access type, region and so on.

Below is an example of adding a CSV (HTTP) data source.

IP Addresses

If you need to whitelist the IP Addresses which SlicingDice will use to connect to your data source, whitelist the following IPs:
142.4.211.54
142.4.211.100
142.4.211.102
142.4.211.188

You can test the connection by clicking on the "Test Connection" button.

If everything goes ok, you'll see the following success message.

If everything is ok, click on the "Save & Continue" button.

Step 3 - Confirmation
Summary of the configurations defined for the data source before you finally create it.

The following image shows an example of a confirmation screen, which the name of the data source is drinks.

If everything is ok, click on the "Submit" button. You'll be presented to the following success message.

After clicking on the "Ok" button, you'll be automatically redirected to the "Data Sources" screen, where you can find your new data source at the list.

That's it! The next step is to load the data into SlicingDice by creating a loading job.