Connecting to Redash

Wojtek Bialek - Dataedo Team Wojtek Bialek 5th April, 2024
Applies to: Dataedo 23.x (current) versions, Article available also for: 24.x

Connection requirements

  • To connect to Redash there are no special requirements besides having account API key.
  • To import all Redash object account from which API Key comes from, have to be added to all groups and have admin permisions. Otherwise only part of object will be properly improted

Connecting to Redash

Getting API Key from Redash

To get your Account API Key go to your profile, and copy it using build-in button.


Connecting in Dataedo

To connect to Redash create new documentation by clicking Add and choosing New connection.

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On the connection screen choose Redash.

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Provide connection details:

  • Host - provide a host name or address where a database is on. E.g. ,
  • API Key - provide your account Api Key

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Saving API Key

You can save API Key for later connections by checking Save API Key option. API Keys are saved in the repository database.

Importing objects

When the connection is successful, you can filter objects by checking which object types to import or utilize advanced filters to customize the import by filtering objects by name.

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Confirm 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.

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Click Import to start the import.

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When done close import window with Finish button.

Your Redash has been imported to new documentation in the repository.

Importing changes

To sync any changes in the schema in Redash and reimport any technical metadata simply choose Import changes option. You will be asked to connect to Redash 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.

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