Transform data in Quickbase (Preview) using Azure Data Factory or Synapse Analytics

APPLIES TO: Azure Data Factory Azure Synapse Analytics

This article outlines how to use Data Flow to transform data in Quickbase (Preview). To learn more, read the introductory article for Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse Analytics.

Important

This connector is currently in preview. You can try it out and give us feedback. If you want to take a dependency on preview connectors in your solution, please contact Azure support.

Supported capabilities

This Quickbase connector is supported for the following capabilities:

Supported capabilities IR
Mapping data flow (source/-)

① Azure integration runtime ② Self-hosted integration runtime

For a list of data stores that are supported as sources/sinks, see the Supported data stores table.

Create a Quickbase linked service using UI

Use the following steps to create a Quickbase linked service in the Azure portal UI.

  1. Browse to the Manage tab in your Azure Data Factory or Synapse workspace and select Linked Services, then select New:

  2. Search for Quickbase (Preview) and select the Quickbase (Preview) connector.

    Screenshot showing selecting Quickbase connector.

  3. Configure the service details, test the connection, and create the new linked service.

    Screenshot of configuration for Quickbase linked service.

Connector configuration details

The following sections provide information about properties that are used to define Data Factory and Synapse pipeline entities specific to Quickbase.

Linked service properties

The following properties are supported for the Quickbase linked service:

Property Description Required
type The type property must be set to Quickbase. Yes
url The application URL of the Quickbase service. Yes
userToken Specify a user token for the Quickbase. Mark this field as SecureString to store it securely. Or, you can reference a secret stored in Azure Key Vault. Yes

Example:

{
    "name": "QuickbaseLinkedService",
    "properties": {
        "type": "Quickbase",
        "typeProperties": {
            "url": "<application url>",
            "userToken": {
                "type": "SecureString",
                "value": "<user token>"
            }
        }
    }
}

Mapping data flow properties

When transforming data in mapping data flow, you can read tables from Quickbase. For more information, see the source transformation in mapping data flows. You can only use an inline dataset as source type.

Source transformation

The below table lists the properties supported by Quickbase source. You can edit these properties in the Source options tab.

Name Description Required Allowed values Data flow script property
Table Data flow will fetch all the data from the table specified in the source options. Yes when use inline mode - table
Report Data flow will fetch the specified report for the table specified in the source options. No - report

Quickbase source script examples

source(allowSchemaDrift: true,
	validateSchema: false,
	store: 'quickbase',
	format: 'rest',
	table: 'Table',
	report: 'Report') ~> Quickbasesource

Next steps

For a list of data stores supported as sources and sinks by the copy activity, see Supported data stores.