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 in Preparing your hosted database for Relational Data.
For Emarsys to successfully access your database, it needs to be configured as follows:
- Grant the
SELECTprivileges to the Emarsys user.
Add the following IP addresses to the relevant allowlist:
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 PostgreSQL.
- 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 JDBC 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.