You can view status, edit, import, and export connections.
To view the status of all your connections, click Connections from the Connect menu. You can also click Manage Connections > View Connections from the How to use Connect section of the Connect home page.
A list of all your connections is displayed, along with statistics about the amount of data, connection runs, and average connection duration across all connections.
Filter connections list
- To filter on a specific connection name, type a name into the search field. The list of connections is automatically updated. To clear the filter, click Clear Filter .
- To sort the connections, select the data on which to sort: Average Data per Run, Average Run Time, Last Run, Last Run Status, Last Run Time, Name, Next Run Time, or Total Data.
- To switch the ordering of the list of connections (ascending or descending), click Toggle Sort Order .
View schedule for all connections
You can view the schedule for each connection in relation to all of the other connections. From the Connect menu, click Connections > Schedule View. The default view shows the enabled connections that are scheduled to run today.
- To view details about a connection, click the i icon on the horizontal bar. The details include the schedule, average run time, total data, and data per run.
- To track how much data is sent by all connections for each hour, use the bar graph on the bottom of the schedule.
- To view all of the connections that happened on a specific date, click the Detail by Date tab. Click the calendar to view a specific date.
- To filter the connections that are displayed in the schedule, type a name into the search field. The schedule view is automatically updated. To clear the filter, click Clear Filter .
- To distinguish between daily and non-daily connections, look at the color of the bar. Daily connections are gray and non-daily connections are green.
- If you see a red dot on the line in the Total connections per minute graph, more than 4 connections are scheduled to be running at that time. For the best performance, schedule 4 or fewer connections to start at a given time.
Change schedule time zone
To change the Default Workbench Time Zone, go to the Connect Home page and click Settings .
To edit a connection, click Connections > connection_name > Edit from the Connect menu. You can change the connection source, destination, filters, formats, and schedule in the configuration screen. You might want to reference the documentation for the particular destination type for more information.
When you edit a destination, the changes affect all connections where that destination is used.
Schedule connections to run at specific time intervals. Then, you can view the schedule status of all of your connections in the Schedule View.
Update a connection schedule
- Edit the connection.
From the Connect menu, click Connections > connection_name > Edit.
Update the schedule:
- Review the interpretation of your schedule. The schedule Summary field shows a text summary of your schedule based on the CRON expression or selections that you made on the Calendar tab.
- Click Save Changes.
If you want to back up or move connections between environments, you can export a connection from the Connect Workbench.
- From the Connect menu, click Connections.
- Select the connections that you want to export. After the connections are selected, click Actions > Export. The connections are saved to your Downloads folder as a .json file.
You can import connections from JSON files that have been exported from the Connect 4 Workbench. You cannot import connections from Connect 3 or earlier. To migrate connections from previous versions, see Migrate connections to Connect 4.x from previous versions.
- From the Connect menu, click Connections.
- Click New Connection > Import > Import File. Select the JSON file from which you want to import connections.
- Review the messages for each connection that you are importing.
You can filter the list of connections by displaying only connections that are selected (Checked) or by the status of the connection.
- When you are ready to import one or more connections, select the connections and click Import.
- If any of the connections have errors or warnings, resolve the issues before you import the connection.
- Click the name of connection that you want to import that has import errors.
- Edit the settings in the connection to resolve the issues.
- Click Import Connection.
- (Optional) If a connection is on the list that you do not want to import or review, select the connection and click Remove.
- To view the list of connections that were imported from your JSON file, go to Status and select Imported.
You can reuse a destination in multiple connections. An existing destination is a specific instance of a destination that has specific details of the data target specified. These details are vary for each destination type, but might include information such as the target IP address and port number, user name and password information, and destination paths.
For example, you might create a Splunk connection by setting the host name and port of the Splunk indexer and the format of the data to send. You can use this configured Splunk destination with multiple connections to send multiple data sources to your single Splunk configuration.
If you are using the New Items filter, you can clear the new items cache in an existing connection.
- From the Connect menu, click Connections > connection_name > Edit.
- In the connection editor window, go to the Filters section. Click Advanced Settings. Click Clear to remove all of the items in the baseline data. If you want to restart the learning period, click Reset learning days.
You can use the REST APIs for Connect to create, edit, and manage connections.
To view the Connect REST API documentation, click Help then the link for Connect API documentation.
If you use the Connect Connection Run Failure event group, you can choose to send a notification for a failed connection run. This type of connection runs only once. If this connection fails, it does not reattempt the notification, so it prevents the connection from repeatedly running in the event that something in the connection is failing.
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