Connecting to Redshift

Note: This topic describes how to import data using the online Sisense Web Application. To import data through the desktop ElastiCube Manager, click here.

Sisense enables easy and quick access to databases, tables and views contained within Amazon RedShift databases. The steps below detail how to connect to this type of data source.

Note: For the list of connectors available on Linux, click here.

To import data from Amazon Redshift:

  1. In the Data page, open an ElastiCube or create a new ElastiCube.
  2. In the ElastiCube, click . The Add Data dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click Amazon Redshift to open the Amazon Redshift settings.
  4. Enter the following details:
  5. (Optional) Select Encrypt Connection to configure the driver to encrypt all communication with Redshift before sending it over the network, and then select Trust Server Certificate.
  6. (Optional) In Additional Parameters, enter additional configuration options by appending key-value pairs to the connection string (e.g., port=5433;). For a full list of connection string options, click here.
  7. Click . A list of tables in the database are displayed. All tables and views associated with the database will appear in a new window.
  1. From the Tables list, select the relevant table or view you want to work with. You can click next to the relevant table or view to see a preview of the data inside it. When you select the table or view, two new options are displayed at the bottom of the list, Import Relationships and Add Custom Import SQL.
  2. (Optional) By default, existing relationships between tables are automatically replicated in the ElastiCube. You can disable this by toggling the Import Relationships switch.
  3. (Optional) Click + to customize the data you want to import with SQL. See Importing Data with Custom Queries for more information.
  4. After you have selected all the relevant tables, click Done. The tables are added to your schema in Sisense.

Note: If you encounter problems connecting to Amazon RedShift, see this article in our support forum.