What Is a Data Source?
  • 28 Jul 2023
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What Is a Data Source?

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Article Summary


A data source is what you use to run Validatar tests and profiles against. A data source consists of:

  • A primary database connection
  • A metadata connection
  • A data profiling connection
  • Profile sets and executions
  • Data Source permissions

Displayed Information

Data Sources List.png

Action Buttons

New Data SourceOpens a new data source configuration page
OpenOpens an existing data source configuration page
ArchiveArchives a data source
RestoreRestores a deleted data source
Include archivedShows any archived data sources when checked

Table Headers

NameThe data source name
DatabaseThe primary connection’s database name
ServerThe primary connection’s server name
Database EngineThe primary connection’s related database engine
GroupThe data source group the primary connection belongs to
Metadata StatusShows if metadata has been ingested for this data source
# of Profile SetsShows the number of profile sets created under this data source


  1. A user must have Project Admin rights
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Project Settings
  3. Click Data Sources

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