OData Connection Manager

Connect to an OData data source with an OData connection manager. An OData Source component uses an OData connection manager to connect to an OData data source and consume data from the service. For more info, see OData Source.

Adding an OData Connection Manager to an SSIS Package

You can add a new OData connection manager to an SSIS package in three ways:

  • Click the New… button in the OData Source Editor

  • Right-click the Connection Managers folder in Solution Explorer, and then click New Connection Manager. Select ODATA for Connection manager type.

  • Right-click in the Connection Managers pane at the bottom of the package designer, and then select New Connection. Select ODATA for Connection manager type.

Connection Manager Authentication

The OData connection manager supports five modes of authentication.

  • Windows Authentication

  • Basic Authentication (with username and password)

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX Online (with username and password)

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online (with username and password)

  • Microsoft Online Services (with username and password)

For anonymous access, select the Windows Authentication option.

To connect to Microsoft Dynamics AX Online or Microsoft Dynamics CRM online, you can't use the Microsoft Online Services authentication option. You also can't use any option that's configured for multi-factor authentication.

Specifying and Securing Credentials

If the OData service requires basic authentication, you can specify a username and password in the OData Connection Manager Editor. The values you enter in the editor are persisted in the package. The password value is encrypted according to the package protection level.

There are several ways to parameterize the username and password values or to store them outside the package. For example, you can use parameters, or set the connection manager properties directly when you run the package from SQL Server Management Studio.

OData Connection Manager Properties

The following list describes the properties of the OData connection manager.

Property Description
Url URL to the service document.
UserName User name to use for authentication, if required.
Password Password to use for authentication, if required.
ConnectionString Includes other properties of the connection manager.

OData Connection Manager Editor

Use the OData Connection Manager Editor dialog box to add a connection or edit an existing connection to an OData data source.

Options

Connection manager name
Name of the connection manager.

Service document location
URL for the OData service. For example: http://services.odata.org/V3/Northwind/Northwind.svc/.

Authentication
Select one of the following options:

  • Windows Authentication. For anonymous access, select this option.
  • Basic Authentication
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX Online for Dynamics AX Online
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Dynamics CRM Online
  • Microsoft Online Services for Microsoft Online Services

If you select an option other than Windows Authentication, enter the user name and password.

To connect to Microsoft Dynamics AX Online or Microsoft Dynamics CRM online, you can't use the Microsoft Online Services authentication option. You also can't use any option that's configured for multi-factor authentication.

Test Connection
Click this button to test the connection to the OData source.