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Connecting to an Open Data Source with Data Cube

You can use Data Cube to create your own data sources with the Open Data Source connector. With the Open Data Source connector, you can define the schema for your data in Data Cube and then upload data using the Data Cube RESTful APIs. The Open Data Source connector allows you to create custom data sources in Data Cube or connect to other sources of data that are not yet supported by a native data connector.

Before You Begin

  • You must be able to log in to the Web Console to view Data Cube. See Accessing the Web Console.
  • Only users assigned a role with the Data Connectors permission at the MediaAgent level can access Data Cube in the Analytics section of the Web Console. The associated MediaAgent must have been configured with Analytics Engine for Data Cube.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, log in to the Web Console and then click Analytics.
  2. Click Open Data Source.
  3. On the Data Sources (Open Data Source) page, click Add Open Data Source.
  4. On the New Data Source (Open Data Source) page, configure the source as follows:
    1. Under Data Source Name:
      • Click the Analytics Engine list and select an Analytics Engine to store the analytics data.
      • In Data Source Name, enter a name for the data source. The name cannot contain spaces.
      • In Data Source Description, enter a description for the data source.
      • Click Next to proceed to the next section.
    2. Under Schema Details, enter the field names for the open data source. Separate multiple field names with a comma.

      Note: If you want to define a schema for your Open Data Source at a later time, you can leave the Schema Details field blank. Then after you have created the data source, you can use the Schema page to create and the edit data fields for the Open Data Source. For more information, see Editing Data Connection Schema.

  5. When finished, click Submit.

    The source appears on the Data Sources (Open Data Source) page.

What to Do Next

  • After you have successfully created a new data source with the Open Data Source connector, you must define the schema for the open data source. If you did not list the data source fields when creating the data source, you can add or edit fields from the Open Data Source Schema page. For more information, see Editing Data Connection Schema.
  • With a defined schema, you can upload data to the data source by sending a POST request to Data Cube using the data source RESTful APIs. For more information, see Uploading Data to an Open Data Source Connection.