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Allowing Xplenty access to Azure SQL Databases

Xplenty can read data from your Azure SQL databases or write data to them. This article discusses providing Xplenty access on your Azure SQL database and then details creating the Azure SQL database connection in Xplenty.

You must provide Xplenty access to your Azure SQL database. If it is behind a firewall:

  • Create a user and grant it minimum permissions required for Xplenty to read or write data from the database.
  • Add rules in your database firewall to allow access for Xplenty's IP addresses. Add a rule for each IP relevant to your account's region using this list (Refer to this article if you'd prefer to create an SSH tunnel or reverse SSH tunnel.)

To create an Azure SQL database connection In Xplenty

  1. Click the Connections icon (lightning bolt) on the top left menu.
  2. To create a connection, click New connection. Screen+Shot+2020-03-16+at+3.44.54+PM.jpg
  3. Choose Azure Synapse Analytics.
  4. Enter your Azure SQL database server name as the host name.
  5. Use the pattern user@server_name as the user name. Replace user with the user designated for Xpleny and server_name with your Azure Synapse Analytics server name.
  6. Enter the user's password.
  7. Enter the database name.
  8. Click Test Connection to make sure the connection details are correct.
  9. Click Create connection to create the connection.

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