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Excerpts from this Manual Adding a Connection

To add a new connection use:

shell.storedSessions.add(name, connectionData[, override])
  • name : Mandatory parameter, it is the session name that identifies the connection data. This must be a valid identifier.

  • connectionData : Mandatory parameter, it contains the connection information and can be either a string in URI format or a connection data map containing any of the following values:

    • host

    • port

    • dbUser

    • dbPassword

    • schema

    • ssl_ca

    • ssl_cert

    • ssl_key

      To store the connection data at least the host and dbUser parameter should be specified, the rest are optional.

  • override : Optional boolean parameter, used to indicate the desired behavior in case there is a stored connection data associated to the same name. Default value is false.

    • If override is false and connection data with the same name already exists, an error is generated.

    • In the same scenario, if the new connection data overrides the previous data and an error is not generated.

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