Before you start
To configure your first connection and add a widget, use the red button on the bottom-right and select ADD WIDGET (if you are adding widgets to a report, make sure you enter EDIT mode first).
Once you click ADD WIDGET, you will be brought to the standard connection wizard. On the first page, select the database you would like to connect to. Scroll down to locate your database of choice. Select it and click NEXT.
You will be prompted to enter your database connection details. Creating SQL database connection is a very similar process for all supported databases. In this tutorial we are using Oracle as an example:
You will be prompted to enter connection details for your database. Click "TEST CONNECTION" button. Octoboard will tell you if your connection is successful. Click APPLY to finish the process.
Once your database connection is established, you can start running SQL queries and display information in database widgets. You can create complex SQL statements but your SELECT fields have to conform to requirements of each widget type.
To proceed to creation of a database widget, please click NEXT in the connection wizard.
The process of adding database widgets to your dashboards and reports is covered in this Knowledge Base tutorial.
Are there any limits or SQL query requirements?
First, make sure your database is accessible online. Run the following command from a public computer (from a public IP address, not on your private network). Replace your_db_host and your_db_port with the host and port of your database:
f:Unix OS: nc -v your_db_host your_db_port
f:Windows OS: telnet your_db_host your_db_port
Please contact your database administrator and make sure that your database accepts connections from the following Octoboard IP address: 188.8.131.52