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This page guides you through the process of setting up the Yellowbrick destination connector.


Airbyte Cloud only supports connecting to your Yellowbrick instances with SSL or TLS encryption. TLS is used by default. Other than that, you can proceed with the open-source instructions below.

You'll need the following information to configure the Yellowbrick destination:

  • Host - The host name of the server.
  • Port - The port number the server is listening on. Defaults to the PostgreSQL™ standard port number (5432).
  • Username
  • Password
  • Default Schema Name - Specify the schema (or several schemas separated by commas) to be set in the search-path. These schemas will be used to resolve unqualified object names used in statements executed over this connection.
  • Database - The database name. The default is to connect to a database with the same name as the user name.
  • JDBC URL Params (optional)

Refer to this guide for more details

Configure Network Access

Make sure your Yellowbrick database can be accessed by Airbyte. If your database is within a VPC, you may need to allow access from the IP you're using to expose Airbyte.

Step 1: Set up Yellowbrick


You need a Yellowbrick user with the following permissions:

  • can create tables and write rows.
  • can create schemas e.g:

You can create such a user by running:

CREATE USER airbyte_user WITH ENCRYPTED PASSWORD '<password>';

You can also use a pre-existing user but we highly recommend creating a dedicated user for Airbyte.

Step 2: Set up the Yellowbrick connector in Airbyte

Target Database

You will need to choose an existing database or create a new database that will be used to store synced data from Airbyte.

Naming Conventions

From Yellowbrick SQL Identifiers syntax

Note the following restrictions on unquoted SQL identifiers:

  • SQL identifiers that are not quoted must begin with a letter (a-z) or an underscore (). The pg prefix is also disallowed and reserved for system objects.
  • Subsequent characters in an unquoted identifier can be letters, digits (0-9), or underscores. Unquoted SQL identifiers are case-insensitive.
  • Special characters such as #, $, and so on, are not allowed anywhere in an unquoted identifier.
  • Unquoted SQL identifiers are case-insensitive.
  • Quoted identifiers (or delimited identifiers) are names enclosed in double quotes ("). Quoted identifiers are case-sensitive. By using quoted identifiers, you can create object names that contain explicit uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as special characters. However, you cannot use double quotes within object names.
  • Space characters are not allowed in database names.

Airbyte Yellowbrick destination will create raw tables and schemas using the Unquoted identifiers by replacing any special characters with an underscore. All final tables and their corresponding columns are created using Quoted identifiers preserving the case sensitivity.

For Airbyte Cloud:

  1. Log into your Airbyte Cloud account.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Destinations. In the top-right corner, click new destination.

  3. On the Set up the destination page, enter the name for the Yellowbrick connector and select Yellowbrick from the Destination type dropdown.

  4. Enter a name for your source.

  5. For the Host, Port, and DB Name, enter the hostname, port number, and name for your Yellowbrick database.

  6. List the Default Schemas.


    The schema names are case sensitive. The 'public' schema is set by default. Multiple schemas may be used at one time. No schemas set explicitly - will sync all of existing.

  7. For User and Password, enter the username and password you created in Step 1.

  8. For Airbyte Open Source, toggle the switch to connect using SSL. For Airbyte Cloud uses SSL by default.

  9. For SSL Modes, select:

    • disable to disable encrypted communication between Airbyte and the source
    • allow to enable encrypted communication only when required by the source
    • prefer to allow unencrypted communication only when the source doesn't support encryption
    • require to always require encryption. Note: The connection will fail if the source doesn't support encryption.
    • verify-ca to always require encryption and verify that the source has a valid SSL certificate
    • verify-full to always require encryption and verify the identity of the source
  10. To customize the JDBC connection beyond common options, specify additional supported JDBC URL parameters as key-value pairs separated by the symbol & in the JDBC URL Parameters (Advanced) field.

    Example: key1=value1&key2=value2&key3=value3

    These parameters will be added at the end of the JDBC URL that the AirByte will use to connect to your Yellowbrick database.

    The connector now supports connectTimeout and defaults to 60 seconds. Setting connectTimeout to 0 seconds will set the timeout to the longest time available.

    Note: Do not use the following keys in JDBC URL Params field as they will be overwritten by Airbyte: currentSchema, user, password, ssl, and sslmode.


    This is an advanced configuration option. Users are advised to use it with caution.

  11. For SSH Tunnel Method, select:

    • No Tunnel for a direct connection to the database
    • SSH Key Authentication to use an RSA Private as your secret for establishing the SSH tunnel
    • Password Authentication to use a password as your secret for establishing the SSH tunnel

    Since Airbyte Cloud requires encrypted communication, select SSH Key Authentication or Password Authentication if you selected disable, allow, or prefer as the SSL Mode; otherwise, the connection will fail.

  12. Click Set up destination.

Supported sync modes

The Yellowbrick destination connector supports the following sync modes:

Full Refresh SyncYes
Incremental - Append SyncYes
Incremental - Append + DedupedYes

Schema map

Output Schema (Raw Tables)

Each stream will be mapped to a separate raw table in Yellowbrick. The default schema in which the raw tables are created is airbyte_internal. This can be overridden in the configuration. Each table will contain 3 columns:

  • _airbyte_raw_id: a uuid assigned by Airbyte to each event that is processed. The column type in Yellowbrick is VARCHAR.
  • _airbyte_extracted_at: a timestamp representing when the event was pulled from the data source. The column type in Yellowbrick is TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE.
  • _airbyte_loaded_at: a timestamp representing when the row was processed into final table. The column type in Yellowbrick is TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE.
  • _airbyte_data: a json blob representing with the event data. The column type in Yellowbrick is JSONB.

Final Tables Data type mapping

Airbyte TypeYellowbrick Type
timestamp_with_timezoneTIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE
time_with_timezoneTIME WITH TIME ZONE


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