Connection manager

The Connection manager is a one-stop shop for creating and managing organization-owned connections to your data sources. These connections can be used to:

  • Catalog your metadata (similar to the catalog collectors)

  • Access your data (either through a live table or through a data extract)

The Connection manager is the easiest way to create a connection to your data source to query either metadata or data. It uses a in-app dialog for all configuration options and doesn't need a script, file, or command-line interface. Besides being the easiest, it also renders the most basic metadata catalog. If you need more control over the parameters you use to catalog your data, one of the other methods of running a metadata cataloger might be a better choice for you.