Integrate Phoenix Data into Automated Tasks with Power Automate

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CData Connect Server


Use CData Connect Server to create a virtual SQL Server database for Phoenix data and integrate live Phoenix data into your Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) tasks.

Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) is an online service that automates events (known as workflows) across the most common apps and services. When paired with CData Connect Server, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to Phoenix data for visualizations, dashboards, and more. This article shows how to connect to Connect Server from Power Automate and integrate live Phoenix data into your workflows and tasks.

CData Connect Server provides a pure SQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Phoenix, allowing you to easily integrate with live Phoenix data in Power Automate — without replicating the data. CData Connect Server looks exactly like a SQL Server database to Power Automate and uses optimized data processing out of the box to push all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Phoenix, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Phoenix data.

Create a Virtual SQL Database for Phoenix Data

CData Connect Server uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect Server and click Databases.
  2. Select "Phoenix" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Phoenix.

    Connect to Apache Phoenix via the Phoenix Query Server. Set the Server and Port (if different from the default port) properties to connect to Apache Phoenix. The Server property will typically be the host name or IP address of the server hosting Apache Phoenix.

    Authenticating to Apache Phoenix

    By default, no authentication will be used (plain). If authentication is configured for your server, set AuthScheme to NEGOTIATE and set the User and Password properties (if necessary) to authenticate through Kerberos.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

Connecting to CData Connect Server

To use Connect Server to integrate Phoenix data into your Power Automate tasks, you need a new SQL Server connection:

  1. Log in to Power Automate
  2. Click Data -> Connections -> New connection
  3. Select SQL Server
  4. In the connection wizard:

    • Set Authentication Type to "SQL Server Authentication"
    • Set SQL server name to the address of your Connect Server instance (myinstance.cdatacloud.net)
    • Set SQL database name to the name of the virtual Phoenix database you created earlier (like phoenixdb)
    • Set the Username and Password and click Create

Integrating Phoenix Data into Power Automate Tasks

With the connection to Connect Server configured, you are ready to integrate live Phoenix data into your Power Automate tasks.

  1. Log in to Power Automate
  2. Click My flows -> New and choose to create the flow from blank or template
  3. Add (or configure) a SQL Server action (like Get rows) and configure the action to connect to your Connect Server connection
  4. Select a Table to work with (from the drop-down menu) and configure any advanced options (like filters, orders, etc)
  5. Configure any actions to follow and test, then save the flow

SQL Access to Phoenix Data from Applications

Now you have a direct connection to live Phoenix data from Power Automate tasks. You can create more connections and workflows to drive business — all without replicating Phoenix data.

To get SQL data access to 200+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your applications, see the CData Connect Server.

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