Creating, editing, or deleting a workspace
When you create a new workspace, you can either:
- Create a copy of an existing workspace. The copy initially uses the configuration from the original workspace. The copied configuration does not include the sensitivity designations from the original workspace. After the copy is created, it is completely independent from the original workspace.
- Create a child of an existing workspace. Child workspaces inherit configuration from the parent workspace. They continue to be updated automatically when the parent workspace is updated. See About workspace inheritance. Workspace inheritance requires an Enterprise license.
To create a completely new workspace, on Workspaces view, click Create Workspace > New Workspace.
To create a workspace based on an existing workspace, either:
- On the workspace management view of the workspace to copy, from the workspace actions menu, select Duplicate Workspace.
Workspace actions menu
- On Workspaces view, click the actions menu for the workspace, then select Duplicate Workspace.
Workspace options column and dropdown list
Admin users can create a copy of any workspace. Other users can only create a copy of a workspace that they own.
When you create a copy of a workspace, the copy initially inherits the following workspace configuration:
- Source and destination database connections
- Table mode assignments
- Generator configuration
- Subsetting configuration
- Post-job scripts
The copy does not inherit the sensitivity designations from the workspace. Tonic runs a new sensitivity scan on the copy and sets the sensitivity on the columns based on that scan. It ignores any manual sensitivity designations from the original workspace.
Child workspaces are part of the workspace inheritance feature, which requires an Enterprise license.
You can create a workspace that is a child of an existing workspace. You cannot create a child workspace of another child workspace.
The parent workspace must have a source database configured. You cannot create a child workspace from a workspace that uses the Databricks, Spark (Amazon EMR or self-managed Spark cluster), or MongoDB data connector.
To create a child workspace, either:
- On Workspaces view:
- Click Create Workspace > Child Workspace.
- Click the actions menu for the parent workspace, then select Create Child Workspace.
- On the workspace management view, from the workspace actions menu, select Create Child Workspace.
On the New Workspace view, under Child Workspace, Parent Workspace identifies the parent workspace.
If you used the Create Workspace > Child Workspace option to create the child workspace, then Parent Workspace is not populated. From the Parent Workspace dropdown list, select the parent workspace for the new child workspace.
If you selected the child workspace option for a specific workspace, then Parent Workspace is set to that workspace.
New Child Workspace view for a child workspace
If you originally chose to create a completely new workspace, then on the New Workspace view:
Create Child Workspace option on the New Workspace view
- 1.To change to a child workspace, select Create Child Workspace from the Create a child workspace panel at the right. Tonic adds the Child Workspace panel to the New Workspace view.
- 2.From the Parent Workspace dropdown list, select the parent workspace for the new child workspace.
To edit the configuration for an existing workspace, either:
- On the workspace management view:
- On the workspace navigation bar, click Settings.
- From the workspace actions menu, select Settings.
- On Workspaces view, click the actions menu for the workspace, then select Settings.
The workspace details for a new or edited workspace specifies information about the workspace and the workspace data.
All workspaces have the following fields, used to identify the workspace and indicate the connector type:
- 1.In the Workspace name field, enter the name of the workspace.
- 2.In the Workspace description field, provide a brief description of the workspace. The description can contain up to 200 characters.
- 3.In the Tags field, provide a comma-separated list of tags to assign to the workspace. For more information on managing tags, see Assigning tags to a workspace.
- 4.Under Connection Type, select the type of database to connect to. You cannot change the connection type on a child workspace. The source and destination databases are always of the same type. Note that Basic and Professional licenses limit the number and type of data connectors you can use. A Basic instance can only use one data connector type, which can be either PostgreSQL or MySQL. After you create your first workspace, any subsequent workspaces must use the same data connector type. A Professional instance can use up two different data connector types, which can be any type other than Oracle. After you create workspaces that use two different data connector types, any subsequent workspaces must use one of those data connector types. If you don't see the database that you want to connect to, or you want to have different database types for your source and destination database, contact [email protected]
When you select a connector type, Tonic updates the view to display the connection fields used for that connector type. The specific fields can vary based on the connector type.
For most connector types, there is a Source Server section and a Destination Server section.
The Source Server section provides connection information for the source database. You cannot change the source database connection for a child workspace.
The Destination Server section provides connection information for the destination database. Tonic does not create the destination database. It must exist before you generate data.
The most common connection configuration consists of the following fields:
- Server - The server where the database is located.
- Database - The name of the database.
- Port - The port to connect to to access the database.
- Username - The username for the account to use to access the database.
- Password - The password of the specified user.
Source Server might also include the following additional settings:
- Enable SSL/TLS. By default, SSL is turned on. We strongly recommend that you do not turn off SSL.
- Trust Server Certificate. Off by default. Indicates whether Tonic should trust the server's certificate.
- Enable SSH Tunnel. Off by default. Tonic can be connected to an SSH Bastion for additional security.
- Client Certificate Settings. Allows you to specify your own client certificate for authentication.
For Destination Server, select Copy Settings from Source to copy the source connection details to the destination database, if both databases are in the same location. Tonic does not copy the connection password.
You use the Test Source Connection and Test Destination Connection options to verify that Tonic can use the connection details to connect to the database. Tonic uses the connection details to try to reach the source or destination database, and indicates whether it succeeded or failed. We strongly recommend that you test the connections.
Most connectors have a Block data generation if schema changes detected toggle. The setting is usually in the Source Server section.
By default, the option is turned off.
If this option is turned on, then if Tonic detects any changes to the schema, data generation is blocked until you resolve the schema changes. See Viewing and resolving schema changes.
You can delete workspaces that you no longer need.
You cannot delete a parent workspace. You must first delete all of its child workspaces.
To delete a workspace:
- On the workspace management view, from the workspace actions menu, select Delete Workspace.
- On the Workspaces view, click the actions menu for the workspace, then select Delete.