ExpandedToggleIcon        Connection Dialog

The following connection options are required:

1.Service version - Specify whether you are connecting to Magento 1.x or 2.0 (The default value is Ver1 - Magento 1.x. If you want to connect to Magento 2.0, switch it to Ver2);
2.Domain - The address of your Magento store;
3.User Id - The user name to login with;
4.API Key - An automatically generated key that is used for connecting to Magento (available for connections to Magento 1.x);
5.Password - User password for token-based authentication (available for connections to Magento 2.0).


You can find the API Key in the User information section of your Magento dashboard.

In addition to the required options, Advanced connection options may be set for more fine connection tuning.


ExpandedToggleIcon        Advanced Connection Options

The following table describes the options that you can include in the Connection String using the Advanced Connection Editor dialog box:





An automatically generated key that is used that is used for connecting to Magento (for connections to Magent1.x).

Connection Lifetime

When a connection is returned to the pool, its creation time is compared with the current time, and the connection is destroyed if that time span (in seconds) exceeds the value specified by Connection Lifetime. The default value is 0 (connection always returns to pool).

Connection Timeout

The length of time (in seconds) to wait for a connection to the server before terminating the attempt and generating an error. The default value is 15.

Default Command Timeout

The time in seconds to wait while trying to execute a command before terminating the attempt and generating an error.


The address of your Magento store.

Failover Retries

The number of retry attempts to automatically re-run a command before displaying an error message in case when the command failed because of an error that may be temporary.

Local SQL Engine

Determines whether to use local SQL engine for SELECT queries, that are too complex to translate them directly to Magento API calls or to show an error message.

Max Pool Size

The maximum number of connections allowed in the pool. Setting the Max Pool Size value in the connection string can affect performance. The default value is 100.

Min Pool Size

The minimum number of connections allowed in the pool. The default value is 0.


User password for token-based authentication (for connections to Magento 2.0).

Persist Security Info

Indicates if security-sensitive information, such as the password, is not returned as part of the connection if the connection is open or has ever been in an open state.


If true, by default, the connection is drawn from the appropriate pool or is created and added to the appropriate pool.

Proxy Host

The host name or IP address of proxy server.

Proxy Password

The password for the proxy server account.

Proxy Port

The port number of the proxy server. The default value is 3128.

Proxy User

The proxy server account name.


Indicates whether the connection is read-only (allows only SELECT statements).

Service Version

Determines the Magento version to connect to: Ver1 for Magento 1.x or Ver2 for Magento 2.0. The default value is Ver1.

Token Server

Not used for Magento.


The Magento user name to login with.

UTC Dates

If set to True, dates will be converted to UTC format during import, and the date values entered by the user (in SELECT statements, etc.) are considered UTC dates when sending them to the data source.