Testing Connections to DS Cloud Server

Testing connections to DataSelf Cloud Servers databases using Microsoft SSMS or Excel.

To test using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) see the instructions below.
To test using Microsoft Excel see https://dataself.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DS/pages/1940881409.

For more information see also https://dataself.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DS/pages/1940717696.

Prerequisites & Setup

  • Validate your server/computer’s IP address.

  • Ask DataSelf support to verify which IP address are is whitelisted by the appropriate DataSelf server(s)

  • Verify you have the right DataSelf server name. For example dw3.dataself.com,1433

  • Get the password for ConnectionTest from DataSelf.

Connection & Credentials Info

Server Names:


Login (User): ConnectionTest
Password: Ask DataSelf support for the password.

Data Base: TestConnection#1

In Pictures: How to Test Connections to DataSelf with SSMS

Open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

Enter Server name, select Authentication type, enter Login & Password. Finally click Options.

Enter TestConntion#1.

Successful connection to TestConnection#1 DB.


  • There should be one table in TestConnection#1 named TestTable. TestTable has one column and one row.

Test Connections to DataSelf Server with Excel

See https://dataself.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DS/pages/1940881409 to test your connection using Excel rather than SSMS.


ETL+ is not able to connect to DW3 even though the client’s server is whitelisted and supposedly their firewall is down.  To test connecting use TestConnection#1 to connect to the Metadata on DW3. 

  • In one instance It didn’t work for the customer because they were still blocked by something, but it did work locally. 



Keys: Firewall, fire wall, white list