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Andrew Zenz

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Jul 12, 2022, 9:43:37 PMJul 12
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Hi, not sure if I’m in the right forum to ask but….

 

A client is wanting to use Board Data Pipeline to interrogate a Firebird database. 

 

I’m unfamiliar with the product but they want me to install a connector.

 

I see they have a bunch of connectors for other dbs, none for Firebird, is the JDBC connector suitable?

 

Has anyone had Board query their databases before, what should I be looking out for?  Any tips on creating a connection etc?

 

Cheers,

 

Andrew Zenz

 

 

Mark Rotteveel

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Jul 14, 2022, 2:03:01 AMJul 14
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On 13-07-2022 03:43, Andrew Zenz wrote:
> A client is wanting to use Board Data Pipeline to interrogate a Firebird
> database.
>
> I’m unfamiliar with the product but they want me to install a connector.
>
> I see they have a bunch of connectors for other dbs, none for Firebird,
> is the JDBC connector suitable?
>
> Has anyone had Board query their databases before, what should I be
> looking out for?  Any tips on creating a connection etc?

A quick search doesn't yield results for a product called "Board Data
Pipeline". Do you have any links to documentation?

Mark
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Andrew Zenz

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Jul 14, 2022, 2:07:41 AMJul 14
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All I have is the portal to log in to and a very brief PDF.

https://datapipeline-au.board.com/hdpui/

I have found that we do have another client that uses it but they do a ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) to a MSSQL db and they say they 'heavily shape the data' during the transform to BOARD.

I suspect this is due to no ODBC support by Board.

Cheers,

Andrew Zenz

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Mark Rotteveel

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Jul 14, 2022, 2:15:13 AMJul 14
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On 14-07-2022 08:07, Andrew Zenz wrote:
> All I have is the portal to log in to and a very brief PDF.
>
> https://datapipeline-au.board.com/hdpui/
>
> I have found that we do have another client that uses it but they do a ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) to a MSSQL db and they say they 'heavily shape the data' during the transform to BOARD.
>
> I suspect this is due to no ODBC support by Board.

I stripped the URL to https://board.com, and the went to their support
section. This page,
https://www.boardmanual.com/2021/summer/getting-started/Welcome_to_BOARD.htm,
mentions:
"""
The Data Reader allows you to import data from text files and relational
databases, as well as any ODBC or OLE-DB compliant data source.
"""

However, their documentation doesn't seem to describe actual
configuration (though I skimmed it, so maybe I missed it, though I fear
it would be part of one of those "Under construction" pages).

Mark
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Andrew Zenz

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Jul 14, 2022, 2:20:49 AMJul 14
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Thanks Mark, was hoping someone may have had experience. I did search the group for 'board' but only got 3 x hardware related topics returned.

Appreciate the effort.

Cheers,

Andrew Zenz

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Andrew Zenz

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Jul 14, 2022, 3:05:18 AMJul 14
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According to the Board people:

**
ODBC access is for on-premise installations.

<Client> is hosted by Board and the only access Board has to data outside of Board’s network is via the Connector and that does not have an option for ODBC.
**

So we/they are a little FUBAR without ETL to an SQL db.

Cheers,

Andrew Zenz

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