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How To Create Dashboards In Visualr Using MS SQL & MySQL Database?

Introduction of MS SQL and MySQL database

The first step in data visualization through Visualr is gathering data in a database, and adding the database to the ‘Data Provider’ section. Visualr supports a variety of database file formats for being added to its ‘Data Provider’ section, and MS SQL and MySQL are two among them.

 

MS SQL and MySQL are known to be the most favorite database file formats for small and medium enterprises across the globe. They are lightweight, easy and convenient to be used by even a non-technical person with little training, and support a wide range of database management solutions. Let’s get to know more about them one by one, and check out how the databases in these file formats may be integrated into Visualr.

 

MS SQL

MS SQL is the proprietary database file format developed and owned by the Microsoft Corporation. The format is primarily handled by Microsoft SQL Server, which is a relational database management system developed by the same company. Microsoft SQL Server saves and retrieves data as requested by other software applications.

 

If you are using MS SQL database with Visualr for creating your dashboards, first of all, you need to provide your database credentials to pull the data into the solution through your database, so that queries may be built with the help of it. For doing that, first, you need to click the “ADD NEW” button and enter any alphanumeric name in the ‘Name’ field. After doing this, you must select the Database Server Name from the drop-down menu or enter the Server Name or IP address manually on your own. Further, you need to enter the login information by selecting “Windows Authentication” or “SQL Server Authentication” as per the configuration of your Database, select the desired database from the drop-down list, test your connection and finally click the ‘Update’ button to save the information.

 

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MySQL

MySQL is an open-source database management system, the source code of which has been made available to programmers under the terms of the GNU General Public License. This is an efficient solution available to all the users for free without having to pay a single penny, and that makes it pretty favorite among the small and medium enterprises worldwide.

If you are using MY SQL database with Visular for creating your dashboards, first of all, you need to connect to the database server, so that queries may be built with the help of it. For doing the same, you need to click the ‘ADD NEW’ button and enter any alphanumeric name in the ‘Name’ field. After doing this, you must enter the MY SQL server name or IP Address in the ‘Server Name’ field, and the MySQL server username allocated to you in the ‘Username’ field. Afterwards, you need to click the “Get Database Name” button, select the desired MySQL database from the drop-down menu, test your connection, and finally click the ‘Update’ button to save the database file.

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Conclusion

While Visualr supports a wide range of database file formats for being integrated into its ‘Data Provider’ section, MS SQL and MySQL are two database file formats that are already being used by a huge number of small and medium enterprises throughout the world. Apart from that, both the database file formats are simple and easy to be used by even non-technical executives. Therefore, this integration paves the way for any person belonging to any enterprise that intends to carry out effective and meaningful data visualization to boost its business performance and achieve better growth.

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