mongosqld is the BI Connector program which connects
your MongoDB instance to your BI tool.
requires a data schema which maps to your MongoDB collections and
databases. You have several options for creating a schema and
mongosqld. This guide will help you choose
the best option for your needs.
If you previously uploaded a custom schema with the
uploadcommand, you must use the
name-schemacommand to store the schema internally under the provided custom name. Then you can start
To learn more about creating a schema and data sampling, see Map Relational Schemas to MongoDB.
Install BI Connector
There are three options for launching and running
mongosqld. You can:
mongosqldas a hosted service with MongoDB Atlas
mongosqldfrom the command line
mongosqldas a system service
You can host the MongoDB Connector for Business Intelligence in MongoDB Atlas. To learn how to enable and connect to an Atlas-hosted BI Connector, see Connect via BI Connector for Atlas.
You can use command line options to specify collections and databases to sample, user credentials, and other configuration options. For a complete list of command line options, see Command Line Options.
mongosqld from the command line, run the
mongosqld executable in the BI Connector program directory with any
necessary command line options.
BI Connector requires a configuration file with the
mongosqld.systemLog.path setting specified when running as a
system service. Using your preferred text editor, create a
mongosqld.conf file. To review the configuration file options,
see Configuration File. For example:
Once BI Connector is up and running, you are ready to begin using it with your preferred BI tool. See Connect BI Tools for a selected list of connection tutorials.