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You will need to fill out the following fields:
|Data Source Name/Description||This is a friendly name you want to apply to this Data Source.|
|Host Name||Enter the IP Address/Hostname of the machine where Apache Spark is running.|
|Port Number||Specify the port number of Apache Spark. By default, the port number is 10000.|
|Database Name||Select the Database from your project you want to connect to. The default database name is "Default"|
Once you specify your credentials, click the "Test Connect" button at the bottom. A new popup will show up, where you will need to specify your User Name and Password (if specified).
Once the username and password are specified, click on OK. You will see a "Connection established" message popup if WinSQL is able to connect.
Now that we are successfully connected, we can begin running queries and modifying the database.
For example, I am adding a new vendor who has 40 beef, 15 pork, and 25 lambs:
If I browse the data I can see the newly added data:
Once you are connected to your Apache Spark in WinSQL, you will be able to see all of your tables and data within WinSQL. To begin importing data directly from Microsoft Excel, simply drag and drop the .xlsx file directly into your Tables section as seen here:
Using your ODBC query tool you can interact with Spark easily. The benefit is that you also get the entire suite of your chosen tool as well as a much more informative interface. Using WinSQL allows you to use several additional reporting and querying tools that are otherwise not available. Please see here for a list of features/benefits.