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This page will guide you through the setup of Fivetran in K using the direct connect method

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Known limitations

  • Not all sources and destinations are included in the metadata extraction. Improvements are planned to provide wider coverage.

Step 1) Create an API Key

  • Log into your Fivetran account and go to Settings. Go to the API Config section to find the API Key and Secret

  • Copy the API Key and Secret for the next step

Step 2) Add Fivetran as a New Source

  • Select Platform Settings in the side bar

  • In the pop-out side panel, under Integrations click on Sources

  • Click Add Source and select Fivetran

  • Select Direct Connect and add your Fivetran details and click Next

  • Fill in the Source Settings and click Save & Next

    • Name: Give the Fivetran source a name in K

    • Host: Can be any unique value. For example add[fivetran account name]

    • Update the Host / Database mapping - see Host / Database Mapping. This step can be completed after the initial load via the guided workflow.

  • Add your Key (client ID) and Secret (client Secret) copied from Step 1 and click Save

  • Test your connection and click Save

  • Click Finish Setup

Step 3) Schedule Fivetran source load

  • Select Platform Settings in the side bar

  • In the pop-out side panel, under Integrations click on Sources

  • Locate your new Fivetran source and click on the Schedule Settings (clock) icon to set the schedule

Note that scheduling a source can take up to 15 minutes to propagate the change.

Step 4) Manually run an ad hoc load to test Fivetran setup

  • Next to your new Source, click on the Run manual load icon

  • Confirm how your want the source to be loaded

  • After the source load is triggered, a pop up bar will appear taking you to the Monitor tab in the Batch Manager page. This is the usual page you visit to view the progress of source loads

A manual source load will also require a manual run of



To load all metrics and indexes with the manually loaded metadata. These can be found in the Batch Manager page


Troubleshooting failed loads

  • If the job failed at the extraction step

    • Check the error. Contact KADA Support if required.

    • Rerun the source job

  • If the job failed at the load step, the landing folder failed directory will contain the file with issues.

    • Find the bad record and fix the file

    • Rerun the source job

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