Copy data from Concur using Azure Data Factory

This article outlines how to use the Copy Activity in Azure Data Factory to copy data from Concur. It builds on the copy activity overview article that presents a general overview of copy activity.

Important

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Supported capabilities

You can copy data from Concur to any supported sink data store. For a list of data stores that are supported as sources/sinks by the copy activity, see the Supported data stores table.

Azure Data Factory provides a built-in driver to enable connectivity, therefore you don't need to manually install any driver using this connector.

Note

Partner account is currently not supported.

Getting started

You can create a pipeline with the copy activity by using one of the following tools or SDKs. Select a link to go to a tutorial with step-by-step instructions to create a pipeline with a copy activity.

The following sections provide details about properties that are used to define Data Factory entities specific to Concur connector.

Linked service properties

The following properties are supported for Concur linked service:

Property Description Required
type The type property must be set to: Concur Yes
clientId Application client_id supplied by Concur App Management. Yes
username The user name that you use to access Concur Service. Yes
password The password corresponding to the user name that you provided in the username field. Mark this field as a SecureString to store it securely in Data Factory, or reference a secret stored in Azure Key Vault. Yes
useEncryptedEndpoints Specifies whether the data source endpoints are encrypted using HTTPS. The default value is true. No
useHostVerification Specifies whether to require the host name in the server's certificate to match the host name of the server when connecting over SSL. The default value is true. No
usePeerVerification Specifies whether to verify the identity of the server when connecting over SSL. The default value is true. No

Example:

{
    "name": "ConcurLinkedService",
    "properties": {
        "type": "Concur",
        "typeProperties": {
            "clientId" : "<clientId>",
            "username" : "<username>",
            "password": {
                 "type": "SecureString",
                 "value": "<password>"
            }
        }
    }
}

Dataset properties

For a full list of sections and properties available for defining datasets, see the datasets article. This section provides a list of properties supported by Concur dataset.

To copy data from Concur, set the type property of the dataset to ConcurObject. There is no additional type-specific property in this type of dataset.

Example

{
    "name": "ConcurDataset",
    "properties": {
        "type": "ConcurObject",
        "linkedServiceName": {
            "referenceName": "<Concur linked service name>",
            "type": "LinkedServiceReference"
        }
    }
}

Copy activity properties

For a full list of sections and properties available for defining activities, see the Pipelines article. This section provides a list of properties supported by Concur source.

ConcurSource as source

To copy data from Concur, set the source type in the copy activity to ConcurSource. The following properties are supported in the copy activity source section:

Property Description Required
type The type property of the copy activity source must be set to: ConcurSource Yes
query Use the custom SQL query to read data. For example: "SELECT * FROM Opportunities where Id = xxx ". Yes

Example:

"activities":[
    {
        "name": "CopyFromConcur",
        "type": "Copy",
        "inputs": [
            {
                "referenceName": "<Concur input dataset name>",
                "type": "DatasetReference"
            }
        ],
        "outputs": [
            {
                "referenceName": "<output dataset name>",
                "type": "DatasetReference"
            }
        ],
        "typeProperties": {
            "source": {
                "type": "ConcurSource",
                "query": "SELECT * FROM Opportunities where Id = xxx"
            },
            "sink": {
                "type": "<sink type>"
            }
        }
    }
]

Next steps

For a list of data stores supported as sources and sinks by the copy activity in Azure Data Factory, see supported data stores.