NFS Connector

An out-of-the-box connector is available for the NFS Server/instance. It provides support for crawling file objects, folders, and profiling sample data.

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Connector Capabilities

The drivers used by the connector are given below:

Driver / API

Version

Details

Java rt.jar(1.8)

1.8

Comes with JDK version

Technical Specifications

The connector capabilities are shown below:

Crawling

Feature

Supported Objects

Remarks

Crawling

Files/Folders

While crawling FileFolders will be cataloged by default. 


Profiling

Please see Profiling Data for more details on profiling.

Feature

Details

Remarks

File Profiling

Row count, Columns count, View sample data

 

Sample Profiling

Supported

 

By default, the service account provided for the connector will be used for any user operations. If the service account has to write privileges, then Insert / Update / Delete operations can be executed.

Pre-requisites:

To use the connector, the following need to be available:

  • Connection details as specified in the following section should be available.
  • An admin/service account for crawling and profiling.
  • To upload a file (s), the user should have the ‘WRITE’ permission on the NFS folder path (main or its sub-level folder). 
  • The minimum privileges required are:

Operation 

Access Permission

Connection validate

Read/Write(To upload these files user should have Write permission.)

Catalog files/folders

Read 

Profile files/folders 

Read 

Connection Details
The following connection settings should be added for connecting to an NFS database:

Property

Details

Database Type

NFS

Connection Name

Select a Connection name for the NFS connector. The name you specify is a reference name to identify your SQL Server database connection in OvalEdge easily. Example: NFS Server Connection

NFS URL

Valid path to start crawling files and folders.

E.g.,/Users/xyz/Downloads

Validation occurs when the URL is correctly given. Once connectivity is established, additional configurations for crawling and profiling can be specified:

Crawler settings:

Property

Details

Crawler Configuration

Crawler Options

FileFolders by default enabled

Profiler Settings

 

Profile Options

No Existence for Profile

   

Profile Rules

No Profile Rules Exist

Note: Supported File Types: CSV, XLS, XLSX, JSON, AVRO, PARQUET, ORC, TXT and GZ