Sources are the tools or platforms from which you can send event data to RudderStack. These events can then be routed (with or without transformation) into your data warehouse or third-party destinations for analytics and other activation use-cases.
With RudderStack Warehouse Actions, you can leverage the already processed customer data residing in your data warehouse and route this enriched information to your desired destinations.
With this feature, you can configure your data warehouse as a source in the RudderStack dashboard, select the right data and then sync this data to all the supported destinations.
Here's a detailed walkthrough of the Warehouse Actions feature:
To configure your data warehouse as a source in the RudderStack dashboard, follow these steps:
Log into your RudderStack dashboard.
Navigate to Sources, present in the left panel of the dashboard.
Choose your preferred data warehouse which you want to configure as a source, as shown. Then, click on Next.
Assign a name to your source. Then, click on the Create credentials from scratch button, if you are configuring your data warehouse in the RudderStack dashboard for the first time.
Next, enter the connection credentials to configure your data warehouse connection with RudderStack, as shown:
Next, enter the data warehouse schema and the table name. RudderStack will collect the data from this table.
If the table is valid, you can then preview a snippet of the data, as shown:
You can also filter, select and edit the column names of the table to be included as the data source, as shown:
Once you've selected all the the required table columns, click on Next.
RudderStack also allows you to specify the data update frequency and set a data synchronization time as per your requirement.
That's it! Your data warehouse is now configured and added as a RudderStack source.
Now you can connect this source to any RudderStack destination of your choice. RudderStack will collect the enriched customer data from the specified table columns in your warehouse source and send it to the destination for your activation use-cases.
Constants give you the ability to add new fields to each event with a pre-defined value. The key of a Warehouse Actions constant has the same functionality as modifying an existing column, and is in the format (test.value, test.value).
Adding a new constant when configuring a Warehouse Actions source is very easy:
Click on the Add Constant button as shown below, while mapping your table:
Add your preferred key and value for the constant, select Ok and then click on Confirm, as shown:
The new constant appears in the table and also in the JSON preview inside the traits, as shown:
You can also use dot notation to define a Warehouse Actions constant, as shown below:
The result would look something like:
Warehouse Actions supports only source-driven configuration of your pipeline. So you need to configure a Warehouse Actions source in RudderStack and then connect it an existing, free destination (this destination should not be connected to any other source), as shown:
We recommend creating a separate Warehouse Actions source with the same settings for each destination where you want to send the data.
Currently all events from the RudderStack warehouse actions are