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Register a Teradata data warehouse appliance with ArcGIS Server

As an ArcGIS Server administrator or a publisher in your organization, you have the option to register your on-premises data stores and cloud stores. In doing so, you are registering data folders, databases, and geodatabases with ArcGIS Server so that services you publish can reference the data in those folders, databases, and geodatabases. Data registration provides ArcGIS Server a list of locations to access. Data registration also helps ArcGIS Server adjust data paths when publishing across machines.

The following sections describe how to prepare your ArcGIS client to connect to Teradata and register it with ArcGIS Server.

Install the Teradata client files

You must install the following files on the ArcGIS client machines that will connect to Teradata:

  • Teradata ICU library
  • Teradata GSS client package
  • Teradata ODBC driver

If you are connecting from ArcMap (a 32-bit ArcGIS client), you must install 32-bit Teradata files. To connect from ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Pro (64-bit ArcGIS clients), you must install 64-bit Teradata files. See Connect to Teradata from ArcGIS for more information.

Set variables

You must set variables in the ArcGIS Server script when connecting to Teradata from ArcGIS Server on a Linux machine.

See Configure a database connection for ArcGIS Server for more information.

Grant privileges

The login used to connect to the database must have specific privileges granted to it. For logins that will only publish read-only services, grant the privileges necessary for a data viewer as described in Privileges for using ArcGIS with Teradata. For logins that will publish editable feature services, grant the privileges necessary for a data editor.

Connect to Teradata

You'll need the following information to register a Teradata database with an ArcGIS Server site:

  • The type of database platform to which you are connecting (in this case, Teradata)
  • The ODBC data source name for the Teradata database
  • Authentication type set to database authentication (operating system authentication is not supported)
  • A valid database user name and password, which must be saved with the connection

See Database connections in ArcMap for more information and an example.

Register with ArcGIS Server

You can register the database from ArcGIS Server Manager or the Catalog tree in ArcMap. See the following topics for an explanation of registration options and how to register the database: