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Connecting Bold BI to SQLite data source

The Bold BI Dashboard Designer supports connecting the SQLite database using the SQL Live Query (C# API).

Choose a SQLite data source

To configure the SQLite data source, follow these steps:

  1. Click Data Sources in the configuration panel to add a new data connection.

    Data source icon

  2. Click CREATE NEW to launch a new connection from the connection panel.

  3. Select the SQLite connection in the connection panel.

    Choose data source

NOTE: You can also create a data source from the home page by clicking the Data Sources menu from left menu panel and Create Data Source from the data sources page.

Choose data source from server

Connect to SQLite

Create a SQLite data source

After clicking the data source, the NEW DATA SOURCE configuration panel opens. Follow the given steps to create a SQLite data source:

  1. Enter a name and description (optional) for the data source.

  2. Enter a valid SQLite database file path in the File Path text box.

  3. Enter a valid SQLite password (optional) in the Password text box.

    SQLite Connection

There are two connection types available in a data source:

* Live mode
* Extract mode

Live mode connection

In this connection type, a data source is directly fetched from source. Choose the Live mode option for this connection.

Live Connection

NOTE: In this live mode connection, the given File Path location should be the physical location of machine where the Bold BI On-Premises Enterprise build has been installed.

Data Preview

  1. Click Connect to connect the SQLite server with configured details. The schema represents the collection list retrieved from the SQLite server. This dialog displays a list of schemas in treeview and their corresponding values.

    Treeview schema

  2. Now, the data design view page with the selected table schema opens. Drag the table.

    Query designer

    You can use the Code View option for passing a query to display data.

    Codeview mode

  3. Click Save to save the data source with a relevant name.

Extract mode connection

In this connection type, a data source is fetched from source periodically. Choose the Extract mode option for this connection. In this extract mode, upload the SQLite database file using the File Path upload box

Extract Connection

NOTE: You can preview data with the file size less than or equal to 200 megabytes.

Preview and data import

  1. Click Connect to connect the SQLite database with configured details.

  2. The Choose Table(s) dialog box opens. This dialog box displays a list of tables and views in tree view. Select the required table(s) or view(s) from the tree view to use it in the designer. Finally, click Connect.

    Preview

  3. Now, the data design view page with the selected table schema opens. Drag the table.

    Query Editor

    You can use the Code View option for passing query to display data.

    Codeview mode

  4. Click Save to save the data source with a relevant name.

NOTE: In future, you can edit the connection information for both live and extract mode connections using the Edit Connection option.

Data Transformation

Editing a Data Connection

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