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Custom Connector overview

Custom Connector lets users create their own connectors for integrating with external data sources. This documentation provides an overview of the process for creating and managing custom connectors in the Data Productivity Cloud.

From the Connectors dashboard, you can view and manage your existing connectors, and create new connectors. You can also access and create Flex connectors, which are a type of pre-built custom connector. Selecting a Flex connector from the Flex connector library will begin the creation process and add it to the list of custom connectors. This is detailed in Flex connector library below.

The basics of creating your own custom connector include:

  • Registering from a Hub account with Matillion—or signing into your existing Hub account.
  • Navigating to the Manage custom connectors dashboard.
  • Using the Manage custom connectors dashboard to create, clone, edit, and delete custom connectors.

The Connectors dashboard lists your custom connectors, in alphabetical order. Icons next to each connector let you perform contextual actions on that connector.

The icons in the left-hand sidebar provide the following functions:

  • Connectors: Returns you to the dashboard from any other interface of Custom Connector.
  • OAuths: Lets you create and store OAuth profiles to authenticate data sources. Read Authentication for details.

To add a new connector, click Add connector.

Connector actions

To carry out an action on a specific connector, use the icons to the right of the connector:

  • Edit: To edit a connector, click the edit (pencil) icon. Read Custom connector setup for details.
  • Delete: To delete a connector, click the delete (trashcan) icon, then click Yes, delete to confirm deletion.
  • Use connector: To either export the connector in a format suitable for use in Matillion ETL, or to create a pipeline in Data Loader, click Use connector and then click the required option.

Importing connectors

In addition to creating connectors from scratch, you are able to import pre-existing ones. The Custom Connector import feature supports two types of connectors:

  • Custom connectors that have been previously exported. Read Connector actions.
  • Matillion ETL connectors.

The import functionality allows for the inclusion of connectors from JSON files of up to 50 MB in size. After importing a connector, you will be directed to the workbench, where you can thoroughly review, conduct testing, and make necessary edits to the connector before saving and putting it to use.

Flex connector library

The Flex Connector Library provides a set of pre-built connectors that target commonly used APIs that you can base your own connectors on. To use a Flex connector, select it from the list to begin editing it in the Custom Connector workflow. From here, you'll be able to review, edit, and test endpoints similarly to how you would edit any other connector.

The connector will be saved with the same name it has in the Flex Connector Library, and you can rename the connector as required. Once saved, this connector will appear within your personal set of connectors, where you can export it or use it as you would any of your existing connectors.

For further details on using these pre-built connectors, read Flex connector introduction.

Allowing IP addresses

You may need to allow the following IP addresses before using custom connectors or Flex connectors:

UK and EU region:

US region:

Video guide

How to use Custom Connector video.

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