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Clickhouse

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In this section, we provide guides and references to use the Clickhouse connector.

Configure and schedule Clickhouse metadata and profiler workflows from the OpenMetadata UI:

To run the Ingestion via the UI you'll need to use the OpenMetadata Ingestion Container, which comes shipped with custom Airflow plugins to handle the workflow deployment. If you want to install it manually in an already existing Airflow host, you can follow this guide.

If you don't want to use the OpenMetadata Ingestion container to configure the workflows via the UI, then you can check the following docs to run the Ingestion Framework in any orchestrator externally.

Clickhouse user must grant SELECT privilege on system.* and schema/tables to fetch the metadata of tables and views.

  • Create a new user
  • More details https://clickhouse.com/docs/en/sql-reference/statements/create/user
  • Grant Permissions
  • More details on permissions can be found here at https://clickhouse.com/docs/en/sql-reference/statements/grant

Executing the profiler workflow or data quality tests, will require the user to have SELECT permission on the tables/schemas where the profiler/tests will be executed. More information on the profiler workflow setup can be found here and data quality tests here.

For the usage and lineage workflow, the user will need SELECT privilege. You can find more information on the usage workflow here and the lineage workflow here.

The first step is to ingest the metadata from your sources. To do that, you first need to create a Service connection first.

This Service will be the bridge between OpenMetadata and your source system.

Once a Service is created, it can be used to configure your ingestion workflows.

Visit Services Page

Select your Service Type and Add a New Service

Click on Add New Service to start the Service creation.

Create a new Service

Add a new Service from the Services page

Select Clickhouse as the Service type and click Next.

Select Service

Select your Service from the list

Provide a name and description for your Service.

OpenMetadata uniquely identifies Services by their Service Name. Provide a name that distinguishes your deployment from other Services, including the other Clickhouse Services that you might be ingesting metadata from.

Note that when the name is set, it cannot be changed.

Add New Service

Provide a Name and description for your Service

In this step, we will configure the connection settings required for Clickhouse.

Please follow the instructions below to properly configure the Service to read from your sources. You will also find helper documentation on the right-hand side panel in the UI.

Configure Service connection

Configure the Service connection by filling the form

  • Username: Specify the User to connect to Clickhouse. It should have enough privileges to read all the metadata.
  • Password: Password to connect to Clickhouse.
  • Host and Port: Enter the fully qualified hostname and port number for your Clickhouse deployment in the Host and Port field.
  • Use HTTPS Protocol: Enable this flag when the when the Clickhouse instance is hosted via HTTPS protocol. This flag is useful when you are using clickhouse+http connection scheme.
  • Secure Connection: Establish secure connection with ClickHouse. ClickHouse supports secure communication over SSL/TLS to protect data in transit, by checking this option, it establishes secure connection with ClickHouse. This flag is useful when you are using clickhouse+native connection scheme.
  • Key File: The key file path is the location when ClickHouse looks for a file containing the private key needed for secure communication over SSL/TLS. By default, ClickHouse will look for the key file in the /etc/clickhouse-server directory, with the file name server.key. However, this can be customized in the ClickHouse configuration file (config.xml). This flag is useful when you are using clickhouse+native connection scheme and the secure connection flag is enabled.

Advanced Configuration

Database Services have an Advanced Configuration section, where you can pass extra arguments to the connector and, if needed, change the connection Scheme.

This would only be required to handle advanced connectivity scenarios or customizations.

  • Connection Options (Optional): Enter the details for any additional connection options that can be sent to Athena during the connection. These details must be added as Key-Value pairs.
  • Connection Arguments (Optional): Enter the details for any additional connection arguments such as security or protocol configs that can be sent during the connection. These details must be added as Key-Value pairs.
Advanced Configuration

Advanced Configuration

Once the credentials have been added, click on Test Connection and Save the changes.

Test Connection

Test the connection and save the Service

In this step we will configure the metadata ingestion pipeline, Please follow the instructions below

Configure Metadata Ingestion

Configure Metadata Ingestion Page

  • Name: This field refers to the name of ingestion pipeline, you can customize the name or use the generated name.
  • Database Filter Pattern (Optional): Use to database filter patterns to control whether or not to include database as part of metadata ingestion.
    • Include: Explicitly include databases by adding a list of comma-separated regular expressions to the Include field. OpenMetadata will include all databases with names matching one or more of the supplied regular expressions. All other databases will be excluded.
    • Exclude: Explicitly exclude databases by adding a list of comma-separated regular expressions to the Exclude field. OpenMetadata will exclude all databases with names matching one or more of the supplied regular expressions. All other databases will be included.
  • Schema Filter Pattern (Optional): Use to schema filter patterns to control whether to include schemas as part of metadata ingestion.
    • Include: Explicitly include schemas by adding a list of comma-separated regular expressions to the Include field. OpenMetadata will include all schemas with names matching one or more of the supplied regular expressions. All other schemas will be excluded.
    • Exclude: Explicitly exclude schemas by adding a list of comma-separated regular expressions to the Exclude field. OpenMetadata will exclude all schemas with names matching one or more of the supplied regular expressions. All other schemas will be included.
  • Table Filter Pattern (Optional): Use to table filter patterns to control whether to include tables as part of metadata ingestion.
    • Include: Explicitly include tables by adding a list of comma-separated regular expressions to the Include field. OpenMetadata will include all tables with names matching one or more of the supplied regular expressions. All other tables will be excluded.
    • Exclude: Explicitly exclude tables by adding a list of comma-separated regular expressions to the Exclude field. OpenMetadata will exclude all tables with names matching one or more of the supplied regular expressions. All other tables will be included.
  • Include views (toggle): Set the Include views toggle to control whether to include views as part of metadata ingestion.
  • Include tags (toggle): Set the 'Include Tags' toggle to control whether to include tags as part of metadata ingestion.
  • Enable Debug Log (toggle): Set the Enable Debug Log toggle to set the default log level to debug.
  • Mark Deleted Tables (toggle): Set the Mark Deleted Tables toggle to flag tables as soft-deleted if they are not present anymore in the source system.
  • Mark Deleted Tables from Filter Only (toggle): Set the Mark Deleted Tables from Filter Only toggle to flag tables as soft-deleted if they are not present anymore within the filtered schema or database only. This flag is useful when you have more than one ingestion pipelines. For example if you have a schema

Note that the right-hand side panel in the OpenMetadata UI will also share useful documentation when configuring the ingestion.

Scheduling can be set up at an hourly, daily, weekly, or manual cadence. The timezone is in UTC. Select a Start Date to schedule for ingestion. It is optional to add an End Date.

Review your configuration settings. If they match what you intended, click Deploy to create the service and schedule metadata ingestion.

If something doesn't look right, click the Back button to return to the appropriate step and change the settings as needed.

After configuring the workflow, you can click on Deploy to create the pipeline.

Schedule the Workflow

Schedule the Ingestion Pipeline and Deploy

Once the workflow has been successfully deployed, you can view the Ingestion Pipeline running from the Service Page.

View Ingestion Pipeline

View the Ingestion Pipeline from the Service Page

If there were any errors during the workflow deployment process, the Ingestion Pipeline Entity will still be created, but no workflow will be present in the Ingestion container.

  • You can then Edit the Ingestion Pipeline and Deploy it again.
  • From the Connection tab, you can also Edit the Service if needed.