Steps to prepare and connect to MS-SQL
Lightup account setup
Lightup needs a user account that can query data and metadata for all tables you want to monitor. You might already have a user set up that will work, or you might need to create one. We recommend you use a role to provide sufficient privileges to the Lightup user.
Create a Lightup user
Run the following T-SQL, substituting in a password for the Lightup user.
CREATE LOGIN lightup WITH PASSWORD = '********'; GO CREATE USER lightup FOR LOGIN lightup; GO CREATE ROLE lightup_role; GO GRANT SELECT ON SCHEMA :: [SELECT SCHEMA_NAME(schema_id) AS schema_name FROM sys.objects] TO lightup_role; GO GRANT ROLE lightup_role TO lightup; GO
- Host Name - The hostname for the datasource (check the browser address bar; you want the string between // and /. Example:
- Database Name - The name of the database you're connecting to.
- Username - Enter lightup.
- Password - The lightup account's password.
Schema scan frequency
You can adjust how often scans run for a datasource.
- In section 3 - Advanced, select a value for Schema scan frequency: Hourly, Daily, or Weekly.
Microsoft-SQL datasources support the Query history, Scheduling, Enable data storage, and Maximum backfill duration settings. For steps, see Set query governance settings for a datasource.
Updated 8 days ago