Establishing a Connection
This section describes how to connect to Azure Analysis Services from your AnyPoint Studio project. You can use wizards or the XML editor in AnyPoint Studio to define connection properties in a global element. Global elements can be reused across other building blocks in your project.
Create a Connection in the Visual Editor
Complete the following steps to visually add the connector to your project and create a connection:
- Create a new Mule Project in Anypoint Studio.
- From the palette, drag the connector into your Mule flow.
- On the Message Flow canvas, double-click the connector icon to open the connector properties in the Properties pane.
- In the General section, click Add and define the Azure Analysis Services connection properties. Note that the user name and Password properties always appear here. The user name must be set as it is used as the key for the connection if connection pooling is enabled.
Create a Connection in the XML Editor
Set connection properties in the <cdata-aas:config> element in the root of the project's XML.
Note: The user name attribute must always be included here and serves as the key for the connection if connection pooling is enabled.
<cdata-aas:config name="CData_AAS_Configuration" username="MyName" connectionProperty1="MyProperty" ... doc:name="CData AAS: Configuration"/>
Connecting to Azure Analysis Services
To connect, set the Url property to a valid Azure Analysis Services server, for instance, asazure://southcentralus.asazure.windows.net/server, in addition to authenticating.
Optionally, set Database to distinguish which Azure database on the server to connect to.
Authenticating to Azure Analysis Services
Authenticating using Azure AD
Azure AD is a connection type that goes through OAuth. Set your AuthScheme to AzureAD and see Using OAuth Authentication for an authentication guide.
Authenticating using Azure Service Principal
Azure Service Principal is a connection type that goes through OAuth. Set your AuthScheme to AzureServicePrincipal and see Using Azure Service Principal Authentication for an authentication guide.
Authenticating using MSI Authentication
If you are running Azure Analysis Services on an Azure VM, you can leverage Managed Service Identity (MSI) credentials to connect:
- AuthScheme: Set this to AzureMSI.
The MSI credentials will then be automatically obtained for authentication.
Authenticating using Azure Password
To connect using your Azure credentials directly, specify the following connection properties:
- AuthScheme: Set this to AzurePassword.
- User: Set this to your user account you use to connect to Azure.
- Password: Set this to the password you use to connect to Azure.
Configure Connector Operations
The connector is an operation-based connector; its operations correspond to SQL statements and expose other functionality such as Schema Discovery. See Using the Connector (Mule 3.8+) for more information on executing SQL to Azure Analysis Services in Mule applications.