Manage the Microsoft SQL Server Connector

Composer's SQL Server connector lets you access the data available in the SQL query engine using the Composer client. Composer supports SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2019 versions (versions 10.5 through 15.0.2000).

Before you can establish a connection from Composer to SQL Server storage, a connector server needs to be installed and configured. See Manage Connectors and Connector Servers for general instructions and Connect to Microsoft SQL Server for details specific to the Microsoft SQL Server connector.

After the connector has been set up, you can create data source configurations that specify the necessary connection information and identify the data you want to use. See Manage Data Source Configurations for more information. After data sources are configured, they can be used to create dashboards and visuals from your data. See Create Dashboards.

Composer Feature Support

Microsoft SQL Server connector support for specific Composer features is shown in the following table.

Key: P - Supported; O - Not Supported; N/A - not applicable

Feature Supported?
Admin-Defined Functions P
Box Plots P
Custom SQL Queries P
Derived Fields (Row-Level Expressions) P
Distinct Counts P
Fast Distinct Values N/A
Group By Multiple Fields P
Group By Time P
Group By UNIX Time P
Histogram Floating Point Values P
Histograms P
Kerberos Authentication O
Last Value P
Live Mode and Playback P
Multivalued Fields N/A
Nested Fields N/A
Partitions O
Pushdown Joins for Fusion Data Sources P
Schemas P
Text Search N/A
TLS P
User Delegation O
Wild Card Filters P
Wild Card Filters, Case-Insensitive Mode P
Wild Card Filters, Case-Sensitive Mode O

Connect to Microsoft SQL Server

When establishing a connection to SQL Server, you need to provide the following.

  • Specify the connection name and JDBC URL. The JDBC URL for SQL Server database being connected, must be: jdbc:sqlserver//MYSQLSERVERHOST:PORT
  • If authentication is required, provide the username and password.