The Sources page allows you to review and maintain your Composer data source configuration definitions.
All users can view the Sources page.
If you log in as a user who has not been granted permissions for any data sources, the Sources page displays a message indicating that no sources are available.
If you log in as a user who only has read permissions for one or more data sources, they are shown on this page, but Connection information is not available for the sources.
If you log in as a user who belongs to a group that is granted the Create New Data Sources or Administer Sources privilege, you can add and maintain data source configurations using this page.
The Sources page includes the following features:
- The Add Source button allows you to add a new data source configuration. See Define a Data Source Configuration.
- A table that lists the sources you can see and enables you to maintain defined data source configurations.
- Options to modify source permissions, view and modify row and column security filters, refresh the cache, and manage Available Visual Types and Materialized Views.
- A search bar at the top of the page you can use to search for a specific data source configuration in the table.
To access the Sources page:
Log into Composer.
Depending on your settings, you can edit 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 Search for a Definition in a List.
Each column in the table is described below. The Type, Name, Connection, Author, and Modified Date columns are sortable.
|Type||An icon identifying the data store type for the data source configuration.|
The name assigned during data source configuration.
|Connection||The display name of the data store connection definition connected to this data source. For flat files, you define a Display Name when you upload the file; this name is shown.|
|Author||The user name of the data source creator.|
|Modified Date||The time stamp when the data source configuration definition was last modified.|
|Permissions||Select the permissions button () for a data source to assign and manage its permissions. You can only define permissions for a data source if you are logged in as a user with the Administer Sources privilege, or as a user with the Manage Source Permissions privilege.|
|Row||Select the row security ( ) button for a data source to define its row security for authorization groups. You can only define row security for a data source if you are logged in as a user with the Administer Sources privilege, or as a user with the Manage Source Permissions privilege.|
|Column||Select the column security ( ) button for a data source to define its column security for different authorization groups. You can only define row security for a data source if you are logged in as a user with the Administer Sources privilege, or as a user with the Manage Source Permissions privilege.|
Shows icons you can select to perform actions for the data source.