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Duplicating a database connection

To avoid creating a DB connection from scratch, you can duplicate an existing one in the DB Connections list and work around its metadata to have a new connection.

Before you begin

A database connection is created in the Profiling perspective.


  1. In the DQ Repository tree view, expand Metadata > DB Connections.
  2. Right-click the connection you want to duplicate and select Duplicate from the contextual menu.
    Contextual menu of a DB connection from the Profiling perspective.


The duplicated database connection shows under the connection list in the DQ Repository tree view as a copy of the original connection. You can now open the duplicated connection and modify its metadata as needed.

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