Setting Up a Crelate REST Connection Manager

The REST Connection Manager is an SSIS connection manager that can be used to establish connections and facilitate data integration with REST-based APIs and services such as Crelate, among many more.

Integration for Crelate is enabled by the following two components:

To add a new connection, right-click the Connection Manager area in your Visual Studio project, and choose "New Connection..." from the context menu. You will be prompted the "Add SSIS Connection Manager" window. Select the "REST (KingswaySoft)" item to add a new REST Connection Manager.

New SSIS Connection

Add SSIS REST Connection Manager

The REST Connection Manager contains 2 pages of configuration.

  • General
  • Advanced Settings


The General page allows you to specify connection properties and login credentials for the Crelate REST service:

Crelate Rest Connection Manager

Service Name

The REST service that will be connected to.

General Settings
API Throttle Rate

The API Throttling Rate will limit the number of requests that can be sent per second. Set this value to 0 to disable API Throttling.

Base URL

The Base URL of the Crelate instance that will be connected to.

API Token

The API token for the account to be used to connect to your Crelate instance.

Test Connection

After all the connection information has been provided, click the "Test Connection" button to test if the user credentials entered can successfully connect to the selected REST service.

Advanced Settings

Crelate Rest Connection Manager - Advanced Settings

Proxy Server Settings
Proxy Mode

The Proxy Mode option specifies the proxy server setting configuration. There are three options available:

  • No Proxy
  • Auto-detect (Using system-configured proxy)
  • Manual
Proxy Server

The Proxy Server option allows you to specify the name of the proxy server for the connection.


The Port option allows you to specify the port number of the proxy server for the connection.

Username (Proxy Server Authentication)

The Username option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user account.

Password (Proxy Server Authentication)

The Password option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user's password.

Note: The Proxy Password is not included in the connection manager's ConnectionString property by default. This is by design for security reasons. However, you can include it in your ConnectionString if you want to parameterize your connection manager. The format would be ProxyPassword=myProxyPassword; (make sure you have a semicolon as the last character). It can be anywhere in the ConnectionString.

Miscellaneous Settings

The number of seconds requests should wait before timing out.

Retry on Intermittent Errors

The retry on intermittent errors option determines if requests will be retried when there is an error. If this option is checked, requests will be retried up to 3 times.

Ignore Certificate Errors

This option can be used to ignore those SSL certificate errors when connecting to Crelate servers.

Warning: Enabling the "Ignore Certificate Errors" option is generally NOT recommended, particularly for production instances. Unless there is a strong reason to believe the connection is secure - such as the network communication is only happening in an internal infrastructure, this option should be unchecked for best security.