Connecting to Amazon Redshift database

Applies to: Dataedo 24.x (current) versions, Article available also for: 10.x, 23.x

Connecting to Amazon Redshift

To connect to Amazon Redshift create new documentation by clicking Add documentation and choosing Database connection.

Connection to SQL Server

On the connection screen choose Amazon Redshift as DBMS.

Connection details

Provide database connection details:

  • Host - provide a address of redshift endpoint,
  • Port - change the default port of Amazon Redshift instance if required,
  • User - provide username of user (either root or IAM) that has access to Redshift database,
  • Password - provide password for given username,
  • SSL mode:
    • Disable - don't use SSL,
    • Require - conect with SSL. If server doesn't support SSL connection won't be established,
  • Database - type in database name.

Amazon Redshift connection form

You can find most of connection details in AWS Console -> Redshift Cluster options in Endpoint field.

AWS Console Redshift details

In endpoint URL you can find following connection details:


Saving password

You can save password for later connections by checking Save password option. Password are saved in the repository database.

Importing schema

When connection was successful Dataedo will read objects and show a list of objects found. You can choose which objects to import. You can also use advanced filter to narrow down list of objects.

Objects to import

Confirm list of objects to import by clicking Next.

Next screen with allow you to change default name of the documentation under with your schema will be visible in Dataedo repository.

Change title

Click Import to start the import.

Importing documentation

When done close import window with Finish button.

Import succeeded

Your database schema has been imported to new documentation in the repository.

Importing changes

To sync any changes in the schema in Redshift and reimport any technical metadata simply choose Import changes option. You will be asked to connect to Redshift again and changes will be synced from the source.

Scheduling imports

You can also schedule metadata updates using command line files. To do it, after creating documentation use Save update command option. Downloaded file can be run in command line, what will reimport changes to your documentation.

Amazon Redshift support

Learn more about Amazon Redshift in Dataedo.

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