The data connector for Adobe Analytics enables you to import files stored on your Adobe Analytics' SFTP server to Treasure Data.

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of Treasure Data

  • SFTP file server from Adobe

Use the TD Console to create your connection

You can use TD console to create your data connector.

Create a new connection

When you configure a data connection, you provide authentication to access the integration. In Treasure Data, you configure the authentication and then specify the source information.

  1. Open the TD Console.

  2. Navigate to the Integrations Hub > Catalog.

  3. Click the search icon on the far-right of the Catalog screen, and enter Adobe Analytics.
  4. Hover over the Adobe Analytics connector and select Create Authentication.
  5. Enter the required credentials for your remote Adobe Analytics' SFTP instance.


  6. Set the parameters.

  7. Select Continue after entering the required connection details. Name the connection so you can easily find it later should you need to modify any of the connection details. If you would like to share this connection with other users in your organization, check the Share with others checkbox. If this box is unchecked this connection is visible only to you.

  8. Select Create Authentication to complete the connection. If the connection is a success, then the connection you just created appears in your list of authentications with the name you provided.

Parameter

Description

Host

The host information of the remote Adobe Analytics' SFTP instance, for example an IP address.

Port

The connection port on the remote FTP instance, the default is 22.

User

The user name used to connect to the remote FTP instance.

Authentication mode

The way you choose to authenticate with your Adobe Analytics' SFTP server.

Secret key file

Required if 'public / private key pair' is selected from `Authentication Mode`. (The key type ed25519 is not supported but the ecdsa key type is supported.)

Passphrase for secret key file

(Optional) If required, provide a passphrase for the provided secret file.

Retry limit

Number of times to retry a failed connection (default 10).

Timeout

Connection timeout in seconds (default 600).

Transfer Data into Treasure Data.

Now that you have created the connection to your remote Adobe Analytics' SFTP instance, the next step is getting the data from your Adobe Analytics' SFTP server into Treasure Data. You can set up an ad hoc one time transfer or a recurring transfer at a regular interval. In this section, you specify source details as described in the following steps.

After creating the authenticated connection, you are automatically taken to Authentications.

  1. Search for the connection you created. 

  2. Select New Source.

Connection

  1. Type a name for your Source in the Data Transfer field.

  2. Select Next

Source Table

Provide the details of the database and table that you want to ingest data from.

Parameters

Descriptions

Path prefix

Prefix of target files (string, required).

Incremental

Enables incremental loading (boolean, optional. default: true. If incremental loading is enabled, the config diff for the next execution will include last_path parameter so that next execution skips files before the path. Otherwise, last_path is not included.

Data Settings

  1. Select Next.
    The Data Settings page opens.

  2. Optionally, edit the data setting parameters or skip this page of the dialog.

Parameters are described in the page.

 Data Preview 

You can see a preview of your data before running the import by selecting Generate Preview. Data preview is optional and you can safely skip to the next page of the dialog if you choose to. 

  1. Select Next. The Data Preview page opens. 

  2. If you want to preview your data, select Generate Preview.

  3. Verify the correct data is showing.

Data Placement

For data placement, select the target database and table where you want your data placed and indicate how often the import should run.

  1.  Select Next. Under Storage you will create a new or select an existing database and create a new or select an existing table for where you want to place the imported data.

  2. Select a Database > Select an existing or Create New Database.

  3. Optionally, type a database name.

  4. Select a Table> Select an existing or Create New Table.

  5. Optionally, type a table name.

  6. Choose the method for importing the data.

    • Append (default)-Data import results are appended to the table.
      If the table does not exist, it will be created.

    • Always Replace-Replaces the entire content of an existing table with the result output of the query. If the table does not exist, a new table is created. 

    • Replace on New Data-Only replace the entire content of an existing table with the result output when there is new data.

  7. Select the Timestamp-based Partition Key column.
    If you want to set a different partition key seed than the default key, you can specify the long or timestamp column as the partitioning time. As a default time column, it uses upload_time with the add_time filter.

  8. Select the Timezone for your data storage.

  9. Under Schedule, you can choose when and how often you want to run this query.

    • Run once:
      1. Select Off.

      2. Select Scheduling Timezone.

      3. Select Create & Run Now.

    • Repeat the query:

      1. Select On.

      2. Select the Schedule. The UI provides these four options: @hourly, @daily and @monthly or custom cron.

      3. You can also select Delay Transfer and add a delay of execution time.

      4. Select Scheduling Timezone.

      5. Select Create & Run Now.

 After your transfer has run, you can see the results of your transfer in Data Workbench > Databases.

FAQ for the Adobe Analytics Data Connector

I can’t connect to my Adobe Analytics' SFTP server, what can I do?

  • Check what is valid protocol. If you intend to SFTP, you can use this Data Connector for Adobe Analytics' SFTP. If FTP/FTPS, try connect with FTP Data Connector.

    • If you are using a firewall, check your accepted IP range/port. Server administrators sometimes change the default port number from TCP/22 for security reasons.

    • Be sure that your private key has an OpenSSH format. We don’t support other formats like “PuTTY”.

    • We do not support the default format of the private key since OpenSSH 7.8. Please re-generate the key using '-m PEM' option.

How do I troubleshoot data import problems?

Review the job log. Warning and errors provide information about the success of your import. For example, you can identify the source file names associated with import errors.


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