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    Default "Dynamic" datasource

    Hi, I am using pentaho to transform and enrich some files for multiple customers. However for the enrichment i need to connect to a customer specific database. Is it possible to switch between datasources? I know its possible to define a datasource with variable driven connection parameters, but in that case i'm not sure how to manage passwords.

    in a nutshell:

    inputfile_custA.txt -> data lookup from custA database
    inputfile_custB.txt -> data lookup from custB database

    Thanks for looking.

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    You can provide the password as one of the parameters. I sometimes type the variable into the username so I can see I have spelled the variable correctly then cut and paste into the password field where it gets obfuscated by the asterisks. Or you could use CTRL-Spacebar to enter the variable name.
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