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Configure a Teradata Vantage connection in DBeaver


This how-to demonstrates how to create a connection to Teradata Vantage with DBeaver.


Add a Teradata connection to DBeaver

  1. Start the new connection wizard by clicking on the plug icon (plug icon) in the upper left corner of the application window or go to Database → New Database Connection.

  2. On Select your database screen, start typing teradata and select the Teradata icon.

    Select your database
  3. On the main tab, you need to set all primary connection settings. The required ones include Host, Port, Database, Username, and Password.

    In Teradata Vantage, when a user is created a corresponding database with the same is created as well. DBeaver requires that you enter the database. If you don’t know what database you want to connect to, use your username in the database field.
    With DBeaver PRO, you can not only use the standard ordering of tables but also hierarchically link tables to a specific database or user. Expanding and collapsing the databases or users will help you navigate from one area to another without swamping the Database Navigator window. Check the Show databases and users hierarchically box to enable this setting.
    In many environments Teradata Vantage can only be accessed using the TLS protocol. When in DBeaver PRO, check Use TLS protocol option to enable TLS.
    Teradata connection settings
  4. Click on Finish.

Optional: Logon Mechanisms

The default logon mechanism when creating a DBeaver connection is TD2. To add other logon mechanisms, follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the database menu and click on Driver Manager.

  2. From the list of driver names, select Teradata and click "Copy".

    Copy the Teradata driver
  3. In the "URL Template" field, define your selected logon mechanism.


    Configure connection string
  4. Click "OK".

  5. The new driver is now available to create connections with the selected logon mechanism.

    Create a connection
  6. The process for setting up a new connection with the alternative mechanism is the same as described above for adding a new connection.

    Configure connection

Optional: SSH tunneling

If your database cannot be accessed directly, you can use an SSH tunnel. All settings are available on the SSH tab. DBeaver supports the following authentication methods: user/password, public key, SSH agent authentication.

Teradata connection settings SSH


This how-to demonstrated how to create a connection to Teradata Vantage with DBeaver.

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