Create a Cloudera Impala connection
To access your data stored on an Cloudera Impala database, you will need to know the server and database name that you want to connect to, and you must have access credentials. Once you have created a connection to an Cloudera Impala database, you can select data from the available tables and then load that data into your app or document.
In Qlik Sense, you connect to an Cloudera Impala database through the Add data dialog or the Data load editor.
Setting up the database properties
This field will only appear if you selected the "via Direct Access gateway" data connection. Select the data gateway through which you need to connect to your data source.
Information noteUsers that need to leverage gateway-enabled data connections must have the Can Consume Data permission for the space with which the gateway is associated.
|Host name||Host name to identify the location of the Cloudera Impala database.||Yes|
|Port||Server port for the Cloudera Impala database.||Yes|
|Database||The name of the Cloudera Impala database.||Yes|
Authenticating the driver
Qlik Sense: Cloudera Impala authentication properties
|Mechanism||Require user name and password, or allow connection without user name and password authentication. Selecting User Name And Password gives you the option to set up Account properties.|
|Username||User name for the Cloudera Impala connection.|
|Password||Password for the Cloudera Impala connection.|
|Transport Buffer Size||The number of bytes to reserve in memory for buffering unencrypted data from the network. Default = 1000. In most cases, the default value is optimal.|
|Use Simple Authentication and Security Layer||Use Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) to handle authentication. This property can be used only when User Name and Password mechanism is selected.|
Credentials are used to prove that a user is allowed to access the data in a connection.
There are two types of credentials that can be used when making a connection in Qlik Sense SaaS. If you leave the User defined credentials check box deselected, then only one set of credentials will be used for the connection. These credentials belong to the connection and will be used by anyone who can access it. For example, if the connection is in a shared space, every user in the space will be able to use these credentials. This one-to-one mapping is the default setting.
If you select User defined credentials, then every user who wants to access this connection will need to input their own credentials before selecting tables or loading data. These credentials belong to a user, not a connection. User defined credentials can be saved and used in multiple connections of the same connector type.
In the Data load editor, you can click the underneath the connection to edit your credentials. In the hub or Data manager, you can edit credentials by right-clicking on the connection and selecting Edit Credentials.
|User defined credentials||Select this check box if you want users that access this connection to have to input their own credentials. Deselect this check box if credentials can be shared with anyone who has access to this connection.|
|New credentials||Drop-down menu item that appears if User defined credentials is selected.|
|Existing credentials||Drop-down menu item that appears if User defined credentials is selected.|
|User||User name for the connection.|
|Password||Password for the connection.|
|Credentials name||Name given to a set of user defined credentials.|
Setting SSL options
|Enable SSL||Require SSL authentication on the connection the Apache Hive server.||No||No|
|Use System Trust Store||Use the SSL certificate located in the standard system location used for storing trusted certificates. This property can be selected only when SSL is enabled.||No||Yes|
|Full path of Trusted Certificates||The full path to the SSL certificate if it is not stored in the standard system location. This property can be selected only when SSL is enabled.||No||Yes|
|Allow Self-signed Server Certificate||Accept an SSL certificate from the server that is self-signed and not verified by a trusted authority. This property can be selected only when SSL is enabled.||No||No|
|Allow Common Name Host Name Mismatch||Allow a mismatch between the SSL certificate's common name and the name provided in Host name field. This property can be selected only when SSL is enabled.||No||No|
|Check Certificate Revocation||Cloudera Impala ODBC driver checks for certificate revocation while retrieving a certificate chain from the Trust Store. This check works if the trusted CA supports certificate revocation.||No||Yes|
|Query timeout||Amount of time before a data load query times out. Can be set from 30 seconds to 65535 seconds. Default is 30 seconds.|
Load optimization settings
|Max String Length||
Maximum length of string fields. This can be set from 256 to 16384 characters. The default value is 4096. Setting this value close to the maximum length may improve load times, as it limits the need to allocate unnecessary resources. If a string is longer than the set value, it will be truncated, and the exceeding characters will not be loaded.
Name of the custom property. You can add additional properties by clicking the .
Value of the property.