Add and Map a Data Source Connection in the TimeXtender Portal

  • 5 January 2023
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Add and Map a Data Source Connection in the TimeXtender Portal
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Released in TimeXtender 6024.1

Copying data from a data source to an ODX, begins in the web interface. Here, you add the data source connection and map it to an ODX instance. When you open the instance in the desktop application, you can then use the mapped data source connections when you add a data source.

Adding a data source connection

To add a data source connection, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Data Estate > Data source connections and click Add data source connection
  2. In the Data Source Connection list, select the data source provider you want to use.
  3. In the Name box, type a name for the data source.
  4. In the Description box, type a description of the data source connection.
  5. Under Connection settings, enter the connection information required by the data source you've selected.
  6. Map the data source to an ODX instance by selecting an ODX, and providing the data source name and short name to be used in TimeXtender Desktop


Note: All connection credentials are protected with 256 bit AES encryption

Mapping a data source connection to an ODX 

You can map a data source connection to an ODX instance when creating a new data source connection, as shown above. It is also possible to map the data source connection to an ODX instance by following the below steps:

  1. Go to Data Estate > Instances and click on an ODX instance.
  2. On the Mapped data source connections list, click Add
  3. Select the data source connections you want to add from the Data source connection list, provide a name and short name for the data source that will be created in TimeXtender Desktop and then click Add.


Adding Data Sources in TimeXtender Desktop

Once you’ve mapped the data source connection to an ODX Instance, a data source will automatically be created in the Desktop Application. To add further data sources in TimeXtender Desktop using existing data source connections, see:

Other Data Source Connection Actions

Cloning a data source connection

If you need to add a new data source connection that is mostly the same as an existing data source connection, you can clone the existing connection instead of starting from scratch.

On the Data Source Connections page, in the Actions column, click the Clone button.

This will open a page similar to the Add Data Source page, but prefilled with data from the cloned data source. Nothing is saved before you save the new data source.

Remove a Data Source Connection

A data source connection cannot be deleted if it is mapped to an ODX instance. You should also take care when you remove a data source mapping since any data sources on the ODX that use the data source connection will stop working.

Follow the steps below to delete a data source mapping. 

  1. On the Mapped data source connections list, click the Delete icon in the Actions column in the row of the data source you want to remove
  2. In the Remove data source connection modal, confirm that you want to remove the mapping by clicking Remove

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