Sources Page

The Sources page allows you to review and maintain your Composer data source configuration definitions.

To see the Sources page, you must be logged in as an administrator or as a user in a group with the Can Create new Data Sources privilege.

The Sources page includes the following features:

  1. The button allows you to import a data source configuration from another Composer instance. See Importing a Data Source Configuration.
  2. The button allows you to add a new data source configuration. See Defining a Data Source Configuration.
  3. The table lists and allows you to maintain your previously defined data source configurations. You can add edit, enable, disable, download, and delete data source configurations in this table.
  4. A search bar at the top of the page that you can use to search for a data source configuration in the table.

To access the Sources page:

  1. Log into Composer as an administrator or as a user with the Can Create new Data Sources privilege.

  2. Select Sources on the UI menu () or the top-level navigation menu, or select the Sources box on the Home page. The Sources page appears.

You can edit, enable, disable, download, and delete data source configurations listed in the table on the Sources page. You can also clear the cache for a data source configuration. If there are many sources listed, you may need to search for the data source configuration you need. Use the search bar to search for a source definition in the list. See Searching for a Definition in a List.

Each column in the table is described below. The Enabled, Type, Name, Connection, Author, and Modified Date columns are sortable.

Column

Description
Enabled

A toggle you can use to enable or disable a data source configuration. After its initial definition, a data source configuration is enabled by default. When a data source configuration is disabled, no visuals can be created that use it. Before you disable a configuration, you must remove all the saved visuals that are using it. See Enabling and Disabling a Data Source Configuration.

Type An icon identifying the data store type for the data source configuration.
Name

The name assigned the data source configuration. For flat file data sources, you can upload additional files or clear the data.

Connection The data store connection definition used to connect to the external data store.
Author The name of the user who defined the data source configuration definition.
Modified Date The timestamp when the data source configuration definition was last modified.
Clear Cache The button in this column allows you to clear the data cache for this data source configuration. See How Composer Caches Data and Clearing the Cache for a Data Source Configuration.
Row The button in this column allows you to define row security for the data sourcefor different authorization groups.
Column The button in this column allows you to define column security for the data source for different authorization groups.
Actions

The button in this column allows you to download (export) the data source configuration as a JSON file. See Exporting a Data Source Configuration. This option is available for all data source types except flat files.

The button in this column allows you to delete a data source configuration. Before you delete a data source configuration, you must delete all the dashboards that use it. See Deleting a Data Source Configuration.