Connecting Through CLIv2 - Teradata Index Wizard

Teradata Index Wizard User Guide

Teradata Index Wizard
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Connecting Through CLIv2

Teradata Index Wizard allows you to connect to a Teradata Database via CLIv2.

To connect using CLIv2

1 Select File > Connect.

The Connect to Teradata Database dialog box opens.

2 Use the following table to fill in the dialog box.


Dialog Options


Teradata Database Name

Select the Teradata Database from the drop-down list or type a valid Teradata Database name. The IP address of the server should be stored in the hosts file to use a Host name. An IP address may be entered in IPV6 format.

User Name

Select the user name from the drop-down list or type in a valid user name. The user name should already be defined for the server.


Enter the password for the user name defined in the User Name field.

Session Character Set

[Optional] Select the session character set from the list. If no character set is selected, the default character set for the database is used.


[Optional] Displays additional logon fields.

Authentication Mechanism

Select from the list of mechanisms that automatically appear in this box.

Each Teradata site implements their own security measures. If a list of mechanisms do not appear and you cannot log on to the Teradata Database, consult your DBA or the person responsible for the security of your Teradata Database.

Authentication Parameter

The authentication parameter is a password required by the selected mechanism. As you type, asterisks appear to conceal the password.

If you do not know the password, consult your DBA.

Default Database

[Optional] Select the default Teradata Database for the session.

Account String

[Optional] Specify the logon account string.


Hides the additional logon fields.

3 After you have filled in the fields, click OK.

You are now logged on to the selected Teradata Database.

If any errors occur, see “Connection Errors” on page 38.

4 Go to the next step, “Defining a Workload” on page 40.