Data connection: Create

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Data connections enable you to select and load data from a data source and provide a way to save shortcuts to the data sources you commonly use such as databases, local files, or remote files.

Note: Information that is returned from an API request may contain references to properties and values where the meaning of the value may not be self-evident, for example, status: 2 or architecture: 0. These values typically belong to an enumeration that is associated with the entity type specified in the API request; in these cases, it may be helpful to call the /qrs/about/api/enums API to get a complete list of the enumerations, which can give you insight into the meaning of these values. See About API: Get enums.


{ "name": "ExcelTest", "connectionstring": "C:\\Users\\abc\\Downloads\\CreateSimpleApp_ExampleFiles\\", "type": "folder", "username": "", "privileges": null }

In this example, the connectionstring property points to a folder containing a data file.

Return value

{ "id": "2972ab89-c008-4fd4-8777-cb95e5483d5f", "createdDate": "2017-06-20T18:18:48.731Z", "modifiedDate": "2017-06-20T18:18:48.731Z", "modifiedByUserName": "INTERNAL\\sa_repository", "customProperties": [], "owner": { "id": "9709bf4f-5ccb-4e88-9374-963fcfedb82a", "userId": "sa_repository", "userDirectory": "INTERNAL", "name": "sa_repository", "privileges": null }, "name": "ExcelTest", "connectionstring": "C:\\Users\\abc\\Downloads\\CreateSimpleApp_ExampleFiles\\", "type": "folder", "engineObjectId": "", "username": "", "logOn": 0, "architecture": 0, "tags": [], "privileges": null, "impactSecurityAccess": false, "schemaPath": "DataConnection" }

Optional parameters


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