This article helps you connect your externally hosted database and assumes that you have already prepared your database to make it usable. More information on how to prepare your database is available on the Preparing your hosted database for Relational Data page.
For Emarsys to successfully access your database, it needs to be configured as follows:
- Grant the
SHOW VIEWroles to the user you share with Emarsys.
- Add the following IP addresses to the relevant allowlist:
Only support MySQL versions 5.7 and 8.0 are supported at present.
Setting up the connection
The first step in using Relational Data is to set up the connection between your database and Emarsys.
- In the Emarsys platform, go to Add-ons > Relational Data > Connections.
- In the top right corner in Connections, click Create New connection.
- Select MySQL.
- Configure your connection as follows:
- Connection Name: the reference you want to give to your connection, can be the same as the database name.
This cannot contain spaces and should use underscores instead.
- Host: the host name of the database
- Port: the port to use for connecting to the database
- Database name: the name of the database
- User name: the login name of the user you want to use for this connection
- Password: the password of the user you want to use for this connection
- Connection parameters (optional): specify additional Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) (version 2.1) connection parameters you would like to use when establishing the connection.
- CA Certificate: the root CA certificate you want to use, more information can be found in Preparing your hosted database for Relational Data.
- When you finished adding all the necessary data, Test your connection.
- Click Save to create the connector you just set up.