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Create a source

You need to create a source in the database to read external data. After a source is connected, you can create materialized views to perform analysis or sinks for data transformations.

For the complete list of supported sources and formats, see Supported sources and formats.

You can create a source with one of the following methods:

Using guided setup

  1. Go to Source.

  2. Specify the cluster and database, and log in as a database user.

    Sources page - login
  3. Click Create source.

  4. Select the service you want to connect to.


    More services will be supported in future releases.

  5. Configure the connector settings, source details, and schema according to the instuctions of the guided setup.

  6. Check the generated SQL statement and click Confirm to create the source in your database.

    Create source - Kafka - step 4

Using SQL command

Refer to CREARE SOURCE in the RisngWave documentation. Select a connector to see the SQL syntax, options, and sample statement of connecting RisingWave to the connector.