Managing Connections

A Connector is a piece of software used to move data between specific applications using those applications' APIs. A Connection is the configuration of the parameters required by the Connector to connect to the datastore for a specific application.

For example, the Salesforce Connector connects to the Salesforce API to read and write data. The credentials that permit that Connector to communicate with the Salesforce API are stored in a Connection. Every Connection is named, to help you organize and track your TIBCO Scribe® Online Connections.

From the Connections page, you can view your current Connections, create new Connections, make changes to Connections, delete Connections that are no longer being used by TIBCO Scribe® Online, and reset metadata.

Connection Information

Connections Page

The Connections page displays the following information about each of the configured Connections for this Organization:

Field Definition

Columns

Name

User-specified Connection name.

Type

Connector type, such as Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Alias

A version of the Connection name prepended to the name of a field in the Source pane of the Fields tab in a Block and the field name in the Formula Editor for a Map. By default, this is the same as the Connection name, but with spaces and special characters removed.

Created

Date the selected Connection configuration was first created.

Last Modified

Date the selected Connection configuration was first created.

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Used in Solutions

Names of any Solutions using the selected Connection.

Buttons

Add

Configure a new Connection. See Adding A Connection.

Gear Menu

Edit

Modify the selected Connection. See Editing Connections.

Delete

Delete a Connection permanently from TIBCO Scribe® Online. You cannot delete a Connection that is in use by a Solution. See Deleting A Connection.

Reset Metadata

Drops and recreates the schema for the selected Connection's datastore. See Resetting Metadata.

Related Topics

Adding A Connection

Editing Connections

Deleting A Connection

Testing Connections

Resetting Metadata