This topic describes how to add a cloud data source ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL.

Prerequisites

  • An ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL database is created.
  • The username and password that you use to access the ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL database are obtained.
  • Before you use an ApsaraDB for RDS database as a data source, you must configure an IP address whitelist for the database instance in the ApsaraDB for RDS console. For more information, see Configure a whitelist.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Quick BI console.
  2. Click the Workspace tab. In the left-side navigation pane, click Data Sources.
  3. On the Data Sources page, click Create Data Source in the upper-right corner.
  4. In the Add Data Source dialog box, click the Cloud Data Sources tab and then the MySQL card.
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  5. In the Add MySQL Database dialog box, configure the required parameters.
    Configure the data source
    Parameter Description
    Name The name of the data source. In this example, set the value to cloud data source MySQL.
    Database Address The hostname or IP address of the database that is used as the data source.
    Port Number The port that you use to access the database. Default value: 3306.
    Database The name of the database that you want to access. In this example, set the value to quickbi_test.
    Username The username that you use to access the database. In this example, set the value to quickbi_test.
    Password The password that you use to access the database.
    VPC Data Source If the data source is connected over a VPC, select VPC Data Source and specify the relevant parameters.
    Region The region where the database instance resides. In this example, set this value to ap-northeast-1.
    Note This parameter appears only when you select the VPC Data Source option.
  6. Click Test Connection to test connectivity with the database.
    Test connectivity with the database
  7. After the database passes the connectivity test, click Add.
    If a data source with the same configurations exists, a message that indicates a configuration conflict is displayed. You do not need to add the same data source repeatedly.