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Add a TSDB data source to Quick BI

Last Updated: May 24, 2022

This topic describes how to add a Time Series Database (TSDB) data source to Quick BI. Quick BI is a cloud computing service that supports big data analysis and data visualization. Quick BI is a lightweight business intelligence (BI) tool that is easy to use. You can create data sources and datasets to perform ad hoc queries and analysis. Quick BI allows you to drag and drop components to visualize data. For example, you can create workbooks and dashboards. After you add a data source, you can view and analyze data in the Quick BI console.

Prerequisites

A TSDB instance is created.

Background information

If a whitelist is configured for the data source and the CIDR blocks of Quick BI are not on the whitelist, Quick BI cannot access the data source. To prevent this issue, add the CIDR blocks of Quick BI that are used in different network environments to the whitelist. For more information about how to configure a whitelist, see Configure a whitelist.

Procedure

  1. Verify that a data source can be connected to Quick BI and add the data source to Quick BI.

    1. Log on to the Quick BI console. For more information, see Quick BI console.

    2. Perform the steps.

    3. In the Add TSDB Database dialog box, configure the parameters described in the following table.

      Parameter

      Description

      Name

      The display name of the data source. The name can contain letters, digits, underscores (_), and hyphens (-).

      T-SQL Address\Port Number

      The public endpoint and public port of the TSDB instance.

      AccessKey ID and AccessKey Secret

      The AccessKey ID and the AccessKey secret that can be used to access the TSDB instance.

    4. Click Test Connection to verify that the data source can be connected.

    5. Click OK.

      The data source that you created appears in the data source list.

What to do next

After you add a data source, you can create a dataset and analyze data.