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- Creating an Account in Hevo
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- Data Loss Prevention and Recovery
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- Ingestion Modes and Query Modes for Database Sources
- Ingestion and Loading Frequency
- Ingestion Frequency and Data Synchronization
- Data Ingestion Statuses
- Deferred Data Ingestion
- Handling of Primary Keys
- Handling of Updates
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- Hevo-generated Metadata
- Data Loading
- Loading Data in a Database Destination
- Loading Data to a Data Warehouse
- Optimizing Data Loading for a Destination Warehouse
- Manually Triggering the Loading of Events
- Scheduling Data Load for a Destination
- Loading Events in Batches
- Data Loading Statuses
- Data Spike Alerts
- Name Sanitization
- Table and Column Name Compression
- Parsing Nested JSON Fields in Events
- Data Flow in a Pipeline
- Familiarizing with the Pipelines UI
Working with Pipelines
- Best Practices for Creating Database Pipelines
- Creating a Pipeline
- Connectivity Check for RDBMS Sources
- Scheduling a Pipeline
- Modifying a Pipeline
- Prioritizing a Pipeline
- Viewing Pipeline Progress
- Pausing and Deleting a Pipeline
- Log-based Pipelines
- Troubleshooting Data Replication Errors
- Pipeline Objects
Python Code-Based Transformations
Transformation Methods in the Event Class
- Create an Event
- Retrieve the Event Name
- Rename an Event
- Retrieve the Properties of an Event
- Modify the Properties for an Event
- Fetch the Primary Keys of an Event
- Modify the Primary Keys of an Event
- Fetch the Data Type of a Field
- Check if the Field is a String
- Check if the Field is a Number
- Check if the Field is Boolean
- Check if the Field is a Date
- Check if the Field is a Time Value
- Check if the Field is a Timestamp
- Examples of Python Code-based Transformations
- Transformation Methods in the Event Class
Drag and Drop Transformations
- Special Keywords
Transformation Blocks and Properties
- Add a Field
- Change Datetime Field Values
- Change Field Values
- Drop Events
- Drop Fields
- Find & Replace
- Flatten JSON
- Format Date to String
- Format Number to String
- Hash Fields
- Mask Fields
- Modify Text Casing
- Parse Date from String
- Parse JSON from String
- Parse Number from String
- Rename Events
- Rename Fields
- Round-off Decimal Fields
- Split Fields
- Examples of Drag and Drop Transformations
- Effect of Transformations on the Destination Table Structure
- Transformation Reference
- Transformation FAQs
- Python Code-Based Transformations
- Using Schema Mapper
- Mapping Statuses
- Auto Mapping Event Types
- Manually Mapping Event Types
- Modifying Schema Mapping for Event Types
- Schema Mapper Actions
- Fixing Unmapped Fields
- Resolving Incompatible Schema Mappings
- Resizing String Columns in the Destination
- Schema Mapper Compatibility Table
- Limits on the Number of Destination Columns
- Troubleshooting Failed Events in a Pipeline
- Mismatch in Events Count in Source and Destination
- Does creation of Pipeline incur cost?
- Why are my new Pipelines in trial?
- Can multiple Sources connect to one Destination?
- What happens if I re-create a deleted Pipeline?
- Why is there a delay in my Pipeline?
- Can I delete skipped objects in a Pipeline?
- Can I change the Destination post-Pipeline creation?
- How does changing the query mode affect data ingestion?
- Why is my billable Events high with Delta Timestamp mode?
- Can I drop multiple Destination tables in a Pipeline at once?
- How does Run Now affect scheduled ingestion frequency?
- Will pausing some objects increase the ingestion speed?
- Can I sort Event Types listed in the Schema Mapper?
- How do I include new tables in the Pipeline?
- Can I see the historical load progress?
- Why is my Historical Load Progress still at 0%?
- Why is historical data not getting ingested?
- How do I restart the historical load for all the objects?
- How do I set a field as a primary key?
- How can I load only filtered Events to the Destination?
- How do I ensure that records are loaded only once?
- Why do the Source and the Destination events count differ?
- Events Usage
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Databases and File Systems
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- Connecting to a Local Database
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- Support for Multiple Data Types for the _id Field
- Example - Merge Collections Feature
Errors During Pipeline Creation
- Error 1001 - Incorrect credentials
- Error 1005 - Connection timeout
- Error 1006 - Invalid database hostname
- Error 1007 - SSH connection failed
- Error 1008 - Database unreachable
- Error 1011 - Insufficient access
- Error 1028 - Primary/Master host needed for OpLog
- Error 1029 - Version not supported for Change Streams
- SSL 1009 - SSL Connection Failure
- Troubleshooting MongoDB Change Streams Connection
- Troubleshooting MongoDB OpLog Connection
- Errors During Pipeline Creation
- Amazon RDS SQL Server
- Azure SQL Server
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- Generic SQL Server
- Troubleshooting SQL Server
- SQL Server FAQs
- Amazon Aurora MySQL
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- Azure MySQL
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- Generic MySQL
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Errors During Pipeline Creation
- Error 1003 - Connection to host failed
- Error 1006 - Connection to host failed
- Error 1007 - SSH connection failed
- Error 1011 - Access denied
- Error 1012 - Replication access denied
- Error 1017 - Connection to host failed
- Error 1026 - Failed to connect to database
- Error 1027 - Unsupported BinLog format
- Failed to determine binlog filename/position
- Schema 'xyz' is not tracked via bin logs
- Errors Post-Pipeline Creation
- Errors During Pipeline Creation
- MySQL FAQs
- Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL
- Amazon RDS PostgreSQL
- Azure PostgreSQL
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- Generic PostgreSQL
- Heroku PostgreSQL
Errors during Pipeline creation
- Error 1003 - Authentication failure
- Error 1006 - Connection settings errors
- Error 1011 - Access role issue for logical replication
- Error 1012 - Access role issue for logical replication
- Error 1014 - Database does not exist
- Error 1017 - Connection settings errors
- Error 1023 - No pg_hba.conf entry
- Error 1024 - Number of requested standby connections
- Errors Post-Pipeline Creation
- Errors during Pipeline creation
- PostgreSQL FAQs
- Troubleshooting Database Sources
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REST API FAQs
- Why does my REST API token keep changing?
- Can I use a bearer authorization token for authentication?
- Does Hevo’s REST API support API chaining?
- What is the maximum payload size returned by a REST API?
- How do I split an Event into multiple Event Types?
- How do I split multiple values in a key into separate Events?
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Sales & Support Analytics
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- From how far back can the Pipeline ingest data?
- Why am I unable to modify my OAuth Source connection settings?
- Can I connect to a Source not listed in Hevo?
- Can I connect a local database as a Source?
- How can I push data to Hevo API?
- How do I connect a CSV file as a Source?
- Which file formats are supported by file storage-based Sources?
- Why are my selected Source objects not visible in the Schema Mapper?
- How can I transfer Excel files using Hevo?
- How does the Merge Table feature work?
- Familiarizing with the Destinations UI
- Amazon Aurora MySQL
- SQL Server
- Connecting to a Local Database
- Limitations of using MySQL as a Destination
- Structure of Data in the Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse
- Loading Data to an Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse
- Troubleshooting Amazon Redshift Destination
- Amazon Redshift FAQs
- Azure Synapse Analytics
- Clustering in BigQuery
- Partitioning in BigQuery
- Loading Data to a Google BigQuery Data Warehouse
- Near Real-time Data Loading using Streaming
- Troubleshooting Google BigQuery
- Google BigQuery FAQs
- Hevo Managed Google BigQuery
- Structure of Data in the Snowflake Data Warehouse
- Loading Data to a Snowflake Data Warehouse
- Troubleshooting Snowflake
- Snowflake FAQs
- Amazon Redshift
- Can I create a Destination through API?
- Can I move data between SaaS applications using Hevo?
- Can I change the primary key in my Destination table?
- How do I change the data type of table columns?
- Can I change the Destination table name after creating the Pipeline?
- How can I change or delete the Destination table prefix?
- How do I resolve duplicate records in the Destination table?
- How do I enable or disable deduplication of records?
- Why does my Destination have deleted Source records?
- How do I filter deleted Events from the Destination?
- Does a data load regenerate deleted Hevo metadata columns?
- Can I load data to a specific Destination table?
- How do I filter out specific fields before loading data?
- How do I sort the data in the Destination?
- dbt™ Models
- Familiarizing with the Models UI
- Types of Models
- Key Features
- Working with SQL Models
- Previewing a Model
- Viewing the Query History
- Legacy Models
- Models FAQs
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- When will I be charged for my subscription?
- How can I upgrade my plan?
- Is there a discount for non-profit organizations?
- Can I seek a refund of my payment?
- Do ingested Events count towards billing?
- Will Pipeline get paused if I exceed the Events quota?
- Will the initial load of data be free?
- Does the Hevo plan support multiple Destinations?
- Do rows loaded through Models count in my usage?
- Is Hevo subscription environment-specific?
- Can I pause billing if I have no active Pipelines?
- What are the payment methods available in Hevo?
- Can you explain the pricing plans in Hevo?
- Where do I get invoices for payments?
- Is my billing information removed upon account deletion?
- Account Suspension and Restoration
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- Activate Concepts
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- Upcoming Features
On This Page
- Set up MySQL Binary Logs for Replication
- Whitelist Hevo’s IP Addresses
- Grant Privileges to the User
- Connect to a Local Database (Optional)
- Specify MySQL Connection Settings
- Object Settings
- Revision History
MySQL is the most popular Open Source Relational SQL Database Management System used by small and large businesses. It has a customizable software and works well even with large data sets.
You can ingest data from your MySQL database using Hevo Pipelines and replicate it to a warehouse of your choice.
The MySQL server (not a local host) is running. To check, enter the following command in your MySQL instance:
service mysql status
The status must show as
Active: active (running).
MySQL version is 5.1 or higher. To check this, enter the following command in your MySQL instance:
Binary Log (BinLog) replication is enabled, if Pipeline mode is BinLog.
Perform the following steps to configure your Generic MySQL Source:
Set up MySQL Binary Logs for Replication
A binary log is a collection of log files that records information about data modifications and data object modifications made on a MySQL server instance. Typically binary logs are used for data replication and data recovery.
Hevo supports data ingestion for replication from MySQL servers via binary logs (BinLog). For this, binary logging must be enabled on your MySQL server. You can do this via the MySQL server configuration file or via server startup options to
Follow these steps to set up BinLog replication:
1. Check if BinLog replication is already enabled
Access the MySQL database you want to check for BinLog activity:
mysql -h hostname -u user -p database
Open a secure shell:
Enter the command:
If this statement returns a value of
1, BinLog is active. If value returned is
0, this means that BinLog is disabled. To enable it, follow the steps below.
2. Enable BinLog replication
Log in to your MySQL server instance.
Check your MySQL Server configuration:
sudo nano /etc/mysql/my.cnf
This may be
sudo nano /etc/my.cnfin some cases.
In the config file, ensure the following configurations are specified. If not specified, add them now.
[mysqld] binlog_format=ROW binlog_row_image=FULL expire_logs_days=3 -- The retention period (`expire_log_days`) can also be set in seconds by using the command: `binlog_expire_logs_seconds=259200` log_bin=mysql-binlog -- For ubuntu, use: `/var/log/mysql/mysql-bin.log` server-id=1 -- (only in the case of ubuntu) log_slave_updates=1
log_slave_updatessetting is required only if you are connecting a read replica. When it is set to 1, updates received by a replica server from a source server are logged to the replica’s own binary log.
Restart the MySQL server using the command
service mysql restarton your instance.
After restart, log in to the MySQL server to check BinLog again:
The value returned is now
1, indicating that BinLog is active.
Note: The retention period should ideally be at least 72 hours (3 days). This helps Hevo ensure that no log-file is missed from being read, specially when Historical Data loading is enabled.
Read BinLog to understand how database replication works in MySQL.
The replication reference guide on MySQL’s documentation portal provides a complete reference of the options available for replication and binary logging.
Whitelist Hevo’s IP Addresses
You need to whitelist the Hevo IP address for your region to enable Hevo to connect to your MySQL database. To do this:
Edit the MySQL server configuration:
sudo nano /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf
bind-address = 0.0.0.0
bind-address = 10.2.7.152
(Check the Hevo IP address for your region).
Save the file.
Grant Privileges to the User
The database user specified in the Hevo Pipeline must have the following global privileges:
To set up these privileges:
Go to your mysql server. For example:
mysql -u root -p.
SELECTprivileges to the user using following command:
GRANT SELECT ON *.* to jacob@localhost;
(Optional) View the grants for the user with the following command:
show grants for jacob@localhost;
Connect to a Local Database (Optional)
Refer to the steps in this section if you need to connect to your local database. For detailed information and troubleshooting help, read Connecting to a Local Database.
MY-SQL/MS-SQL service is running on your local machine.
Data to be loaded to the Destination is available in your MY-SQL/MS-SQL database.
You have an account on ngrok and an installed ngrok utility on your local machine. To run ngrok on your local machine, follow these one-time steps:
Extract the ngrok utility:
On Linux or MacOS, unzip ngrok from a terminal:
On Windows, double-click ngrok.zip to extract it.
Authenticate ngrok in your local machine:
./ngrok authtoken <your_auth_token>
You can get the auth token from your ngrok dashboard. For example, in the image below, the auth_token starts with
Connect to your local database
Perform the following steps to connect to the local database:
Log in to your database server.
Start a TCP tunnel forwarding to your database port.
./ngrok tcp <your_database_port>
For example, the port address for MySQL is 3306. Therefore, the command would be:
./ngrok tcp 3306
Copy the public IP address (hostname and port number) for your local database and port. For example, in the image below,
8.tcp.ngrok.iois the database hostname and
19789is the port number.
Paste the hostname and port number into the Database Host and Database Port fields respectively.
Specify all other settings and click TEST & CONTINUE.
Specify MySQL Connection Settings
In the Configure your MySQL Source page, specify the following:
Pipeline Name: A unique name for your Pipeline, not exceeding 255 characters.
Database Host: The MySQL host’s IP address or DNS.
The following table lists a few examples of MySQL hosts:
Variant Host Amazon RDS MySQL mysql-rds-1.xxxxx.rds.amazonaws.com Azure MySQL mysql.database.windows.net Generic MySQL 10.123.10.001 or mysql-replica.westeros.inc Google Cloud MySQL 184.108.40.206
Note: For URL-based hostnames, exclude the http:// or https:// part. For example, if the hostname URL is http://mysql-replica.westeros.inc, enter mysql-replica.westeros.inc.
Database Port: The port on which your MySQL server is listening for connections. Default value: 3306.
Database User: The authenticated user who has the permissions to read tables in your database.
Database Password: The password for the database user.
Select an Ingestion Mode: The desired mode by which you want to ingest data from the Source. You can expand this section by clicking SEE MORE to view the list of ingestion modes to choose from. Default value: Bin Log. The available Ingestion Modes are Binlog, Table, and Custom SQL.
For Ingestion mode as Table, read Object Settings for steps to configure the objects to be replicated.
Database Name: The database you want to load data from if the Pipeline mode is Table or Custom SQL.
Connect through SSH: Enable this option to connect to Hevo using an SSH tunnel, instead of directly connecting your MySQL database host to Hevo. This provides an additional level of security to your database by not exposing your MySQL setup to the public. Read Connecting Through SSH.
If this option is disabled, you must whitelist Hevo’s IP addresses. Refer to the content for your MySQL variant for steps to do this.
Use SSL: Enable it to use SSL encrypted connection. To enable this, specify the following:
CA File: The file containing the SSL server certificate authority (CA).
Client Certificate: The client public key certificate file.
Client Key: The client private key file.
Load All Databases: Applicable for Pipelines with BinLog mode. If this option is enabled, Hevo loads the data from all databases on the selected host. Else, specify a comma-separated list of Database Names you want to load data from.
Load Historical Data: Applicable for Pipelines with BinLog mode. If this option is enabled, the entire table data is fetched during the first run of the Pipeline. If disabled, Hevo loads only the data that was written in your database after the time of creation of the Pipeline.
Merge Tables: Applicable for Pipelines with BinLog mode. If this option is enabled, Hevo merges tables with the same name from different databases while loading the data to the warehouse. Hevo loads the Database Name field with each record. If disabled, the database name is prefixed to each table name. Read How does the Merge Tables feature work?.
Include New Tables in the Pipeline: Applicable for all Ingestion modes except Custom SQL.
If enabled, Hevo automatically ingests data from tables created in the Source after the Pipeline has been built. These may include completely new tables or previously deleted tables that have been re-created in the Source.
If disabled, new and re-created tables are not ingested automatically. They are added in SKIPPED state in the objects list, in the Pipeline Overview page. You can update their status to INCLUDED to ingest data. You can include these objects post-Pipeline creation to ingest data.
You can change this setting later.
Click TEST CONNECTION. Hevo’s underlying connectivity checker validates the connection settings you provide.
Note: The TEST CONNECTION button is enabled once all the mandatory fields are specified.
Click TEST & CONTINUE to proceed for setting up the Destination.
Note: The TEST & CONTINUE button is enabled once all the mandatory fields are specified.
Object settings must be configured if the Ingestion mode is Table.
To do this:
Once your respective Source connection settings are specified above, select the objects to be replicated in the Select the Objects you want to replicate page, and then click CONTINUE.
Note: Each object represents a table in your database.
In the CONFIGURE SOURCE OBJECTS page, specify the query mode to be used for each selected object.
Read the detailed Hevo documentation for the following related topics:
Hevo only fetches tables from the MySQL database. It does not fetch other entities such as functions, stored procedures, views, and triggers.
To fetch views, you can create individual Pipelines in Custom SQL mode. However, some limitations may arise based on the type of data synchronization, the query mode, or the number of Events. Contact Hevo Support for more details.
Refer to the following table for the list of key updates made to this page:
|Date||Release||Description of Change|
|Mar-09-2023||2.09||Updated section, Specify MySQL Connection Settings to mention about SEE MORE in the Select an Ingestion Mode section.|
|Dec-19-2022||2.04||Updated section, Specify MySQL Connection Settings to add information that you must specify all fields to create a Pipeline.|
|Dec-07-2022||2.03||Updated section, Specify MySQL Connection Settings to mention about including skipped objects post-Pipeline creation.|
|Dec-07-2022||2.03||Updated section, Specify MySQL Connection Settings to mention about the connectivity checker.|
|Oct-13-2022||1.99||Updated section, Specify MySQL Connection Settings to reflect the latest UI changes.|
|Apr-21-2022||1.86||Updated section, Specify MySQL Connection Settings.|
|Aug-09-2021||NA||Added a note in Step 3 of section, Enable BinLog replication.|
|Jul-26-2021||1.68||Added a note for the Database Host field.|
- Specify MySQL Connection Settings and
- Connecting to a Local Database.