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Export Data from SQL Server to DataRobot through SSIS

Easily push SQL Server data to DataRobot using the CData SSIS Tasks for DataRobot.

SQL Server databases are commonly used to store enterprise records. It is often necessary to move this data to other locations. The CData SSIS Task for DataRobot allows you to easily transfer DataRobot data. In this article you will export data from SQL Server to DataRobot.

Add Source and Destination Components

To get started, add a new ADO.NET Source control and a new DataRobot Destination control to the data flow task.

Configure the ADO.NET Source

Follow the steps below to specify properties required to connect to the SQL Server instance.

  1. Open the ADO.NET Source and add a new connection. Enter your server and database information here.
  2. In the Data access mode menu, select "Table or view" and select the table or view to export into DataRobot.
  3. Close the ADO NET Source wizard and connect it to the destination component.

Create a New Connection Manager for DataRobot

Follow the steps below to set required connection properties in the Connection Manager.

  1. Create a new connection manager: In the Connection Manager window, right-click and then click New Connection. The Add SSIS Connection Manager dialog is displayed.
  2. Select CData DataRobot Connection Manager in the menu.
  3. Configure the connection properties.

    To connect to DataRobot, the following connection properties are required: User, Password, and PredictionInstance. DataRobotKey may also be required depending on your type of DataRobot predictions instance. If using the Predictions API, DataFile is required. The CSV DataFile should include a header row as the first row of the datafile. APIKey is not required, but can be supplied. If not supplied, the driver will handle obtaining an APIKey.

    User, DataRobotKey, and APIKey are the credentials for the DataRobot account.

    ProjectID, DataFile, and ModelId are the parameters for the project, dataset, and model type.

Configure the DataRobot Destination

In the destination component Connection Manager, define mappings from the SQL Server source table into the DataRobot destination table and the action you want to perform on the DataRobot data. In this article, you will insert Predictions entities to DataRobot.

  1. Double-click the DataRobot destination to open the destination component editor.
  2. In the Connection Managers tab, select the connection manager previously created.
  3. In the Use a Table, menu, select Predictions. In the Action menu, select Insert.
  4. On the Column Mappings tab, configure the mappings from the input columns to the destination columns.

Run the Project

You can now run the project. After the SSIS Task has finished executing, data from your SQL table will be exported to the chosen table.