Source FAQs

Can I connect a local database as a Source?

Yes, you can connect your local database as a Source in Hevo using ngrok, which is a cross-platform application that exposes local server ports to the Internet.

Read Connecting to a Local Database for more information.


Can I connect to a Source not listed in Hevo?

You can connect to a Source not listed in Hevo if it provides a Rest API URL, since Hevo supports the REST API Source. For other Sources, please reach out to Hevo Support over Intercom or schedule a call with Hevo’s solutions team.


What is a Free Source?

A free Source is one that does not count towards your plan’s quota of Sources. You can easily identify a free Source by the FREE badge. As with paid Sources, you can create unlimited number of Pipelines with free Sources. All you pay for is the Events that you load to the Destination. Free Sources are available with all plans. However, in the Free pricing plan, you can use only Free Sources.

free source


How does the Merge Table feature work?

The Merge Tables option is provided in case of Database Sources. For MongoDB, it is referred as Merge Collections. If Pipeline mode as BinLog/OpLog/Logical Replication, and,

  • If Merge Tables option is selected, then:
    • Event Type name = table name, and,
    • The name of the database is added to each record.

      Merge Tables option is enabled

  • If Merge Tables option is not selected, then:
    • Event Type name = database_name.table_name
      In the image below, the database name table_name_compression is prefixed to the table name.

      Merge Tables option is disabled


Revision History

Refer to the following table for the list of key updates made to this page:

Date Release Description of Change
Sep-05-2022 NA Moved PostgreSQL FAQs and REST API FAQs under their related Source documentation folders.
Aug-24-2022 NA Added the following FAQs:
- My PostgreSQL database instance is public; however, I am not able to connect. What should I do?
- Why does my REST API token keep changing?
- Does Hevo’s REST API connector support API chaining?
Dec-10-2021 NA Added the FAQ, Can I connect a local database as a Source?
Nov-09-2021 NA Added the FAQ, What is the maximum payload size returned by a REST API with no pagination?
Oct-18-2021 NA Added the FAQ, Can I connect to a Source not listed in Hevo?
May-05-2021 NA Added the FAQ What is a Free Source?
Last updated on 05 Sep 2022

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