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Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift: AWS's managed data warehouse for fast, scalable data analysis. Utilizing SQL and parallel processing, it efficiently stores and queries large datasets, making it a reliable choice for generating valuable insights and informed decisions.


  1. Authentication Requirements: To establish a connection with your Amazon Redshift instance, you will need specific authentication credentials. You have the option to use either of the following authentication methods:

    • Amazon Redshift database username and password.
    • IAM user credentials (AWS Identity and Access Management).
  2. Connection Details:

    • Endpoint (hostname) of your Amazon Redshift cluster.
    • Port number for database communication (usually 5439).
    • Database name within the Amazon Redshift cluster.
  3. Network Configuration:

    • Configure your network settings to allow access from DronaHQ's IP addresses to your Amazon Redshift cluster. This ensures secure and authorized communication.

By ensuring these prerequisites are met, you can seamlessly integrate Amazon Redshift with DronaHQ, enabling effective data management and utilization while maintaining the required security measures.

Configuring Connector in DronaHQ

Configure your database category using the provided details. Validate connection with Test connection and Save settings for secure database setup.


HostEnter the Host Domain or IP
PortEnter the Port number
Database NameEnter the Database name
UsernameEnter the Username
PasswordEnter the Password
Amazon Redshift with Sample details.
Amazon Redshift with Sample details.


Advanced OptionDescription
Connection OptionsThe key and value connection options in database configuration refer to specific settings (keys) and their corresponding values that dictate how the application connects to the database
Use Dynamic Database HostDynamically determine the host for the database connection.
Use Dynamic Database NameSet the database name dynamically, allowing easy switching between databases.
Use Dynamic Database Credentials Enable dynamic database credentials for secure and convenient management.
Whitelist IP Enhance security by restricting database access to specific whitelisted IP addresses.

Adding Database Queries

After configuring the connector, access it in your Connector Library.

Click Add query once the connection is established. Create queries, run them, and view responses.

Write Queries
Write Queries

Use double curly brackets for dynamic variables. Test with sample values before saving. Link dynamic variables to controls/actions for runtime use.

Saved queries appear under your connector in Connector Library.

Supported Query Operations

Raw SQL QueryExecute various SQL operations directly, e.g., SELECT * FROM TableName;
Stored Procedure CallCall stored procedures, e.g., EXEC usp_GetInfo; to perform specific tasks or retrieve data from the database.

Using Amazon Redshift Connector

Data Bind using Data Query

Read/Display Data Query for Amazon Redshift:

Start by crafting an SQL query to extract data from your Amazon Redshift database. Consider a scenario where you want to retrieve data from the category table, ordering it by catid in ascending order, and applying pagination. The SQL query is:

Query used:

SELECT * FROM category ORDER BY catid ASC LIMIT {{limit}} OFFSET {{Offset}};

Query explanation:

This SQL query retrieves all rows and columns from the category table. It orders the results by catid in ascending order. The pagination is achieved using the LIMIT and OFFSET clauses, with dynamic variables {{limit}} and {{Offset}}.

Query example with dynamic variables for ordering and pagination.
Query example with dynamic variables for ordering and pagination.

Integrate the fetched data into your application's interface.

a. Access the Controls section and introduce the Table grid control.

b. Navigate to Data Bind Options -> Quick Select -> Database Queries.

c. Opt for the Amazon Redshift connector and choose the query that aligns with your data presentation goals.

By following these steps, you can seamlessly retrieve and display data from the category table using the Amazon Redshift Connector. The data is ordered and paginated based on your specified criteria, enhancing your application's functionality and user experience.

Using in Actionflow Blocks

Insert Data Query:

To add a new category to your Amazon Redshift database, follow these steps:

Query used:

INSERT INTO category (catid, catgroup, catname, catdesc)
VALUES ({{catid}}, 'Sports', 'NHL', '{{CatDescription}}');

Query explanation:

This query performs an insert action on the category table, using dynamic values for the catid and CatDescription fields.

Write Queries
Write Queries

After saving your query after successful configuration testing.

  1. In your application's user interface, create an action-triggering element, such as a button.

  2. Build the action flow:

    • Capture necessary data from user inputs (e.g., catid and CatDescription).
    • Initiate a server-side action that includes the insert data query from your Amazon Redshift connector.
  3. Configure controls:

    • Link the form controls capturing user input to the corresponding variables in the Insert query.
  4. Upon button click, execute the action flow.

  5. The query will add a new record to the category table using the provided dynamic values.

Button Click Actionflow in Amazon Redshift
Button Click Actionflow in Amazon Redshift
Configuring Dynamic Values
Configuring Dynamic Values