Automating a Data Loading Process

Periodically, you might need to update the data in your workspace with new data captured by the ETL graph that you have defined. Because this graph exists in two places, the CloudConnect project and the GoodData platform, you can integrate new data via CloudConnect or via the Data Integration Console.

Integrate New Data via CloudConnect

In CloudConnect Designer, you can run an ETL graph:

To run an ETL graph remotely in the GoodData platform:

  1. Click the Server Explorer tab.
  2. Select the project, and navigate to the graph that you want to publish.
  3. Right-click the graph file, and select Run….
  4. If prompted, accept the defaults, and click Run. The graph is run remotely.


Integrate New Data via Data Integration Console

If you have deployed an ETL graph to your GoodData workspace on the GoodData platform, you can automate the process of data loading via the Data Integration Console.

What Data Integration Console Is

The Data Integration Console is a UI component of the GoodData Portal that enables you to manage and track the data loading processes supplying data to their GoodData workspaces.

To access the Data Integration Console, log in to the GoodData Portal and use one of the following methods:

  • Click the menu that displays your name, and select Data Integration Console.      


  • Go to the Manage page, and click Data Integration Console.      


  • Access the following URL:

For more information on all features of the Data Integration Console, see Data Integration Console Reference.

Automating Data Loading Processes

Automating a data loading process consists of the following components:

  • Schedule is a repeated execution of an ETL graph. You can set the execution to occur at regular intervals as short as every 15 minutes. You can define schedule parameters to pass into the schedule, so that the selected ETL graph is processed for a specified workspace or other variable. For more information, see Schedule a Data Loading Process.

  • Notification is an email alert that informs you or other stakeholders of specific events occurring in the data loading process. For example, you can configure a notification to alert yourself or other stakeholders of a process failure. In this manner, workspace administrators and key users of the workspace can stay informed about ETL in their workspaces without having to log in to the Data Integration Console. For more information, see Create a Notification Rule for a Data Loading Process.

Using Cron Time

As an advanced option, you can set up the time of execution using a cron expression. To generate a valid cron time expression, use your favorite cron expression generator.

Example cron expressions:

0 * * * *Every day at the top of every hour
*/15 * * * *Every 15 minutes
0 8-10 * * *Every day at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00
0/30 8-10 * * *Every day at 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30 and 10:00
0 9-17 * * MON-FRIThe top of every working hour (from 9:00 till 17:00) on every working day (Monday to Friday)
0 0 25 12 ?Every Christmas Day at midnight