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This documentation refers to the on-premises edition of MongoDB Charts. Read the Atlas service documentation to learn how to use MongoDB Charts with your Atlas project.

Manage Existing Data Sources

Users who are Owners of a data source can modify certain properties of that data source. This page outlines the modifications data source Owners can make.

Modify Data Source Alias

A data source Owner can modify the Alias of a data source by hovering over the row’s Alias field, then clicking either Add Alias or the edit button (pencil icon). Click the check mark to save the alias.

Modify Deployment Connection URI

A data source Owner can modify the Deployment Connection String URI of a data source. This lets you seamlessly change the MongoDB cluster from which the data source pulls its data, or change connection details such as authentication passwords and SSL options.

  1. From the Data Sources view, click the ellipsis () button on the right-hand side of the data source you want to modify.

  2. Click Edit Deployment Connection.

  3. In the Edit Deployment Connection dialog, enter the new connection URI in the input.

  4. Click Test Connection to ensure you have supplied a valid connection URI.

    Important

    Below the connection URI input, MongoDB Charts lists all of the data sources currently sharing the same deployment connection. If the MongoDB deployment corresponding to the updated connection string URI does not contain all collections currently in use, charts using those data sources must be reconfigured using a different data source or deleted before you can update the connection URI.

Modify Data Source Permissions

A data source Owner can add, modify, and remove user permissions on a data source.

  1. From the Data Sources view, click the Access button in the Permissions column for the data source you want to modify permissions.
  2. Perform the desired permission changes for the data source. Refer to the Data Source Permissions page for details on the permissions available and instructions on setting the permissions.
  3. Click Apply Changes.

Remove a Data Source

A data source Owner can remove that data source.

To remove a data source:

  1. From the Data Sources view, click the ellipsis () button on the right-hand side of the data source you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete Data Source.
  3. Click Delete Data Source again in the dialog to confirm deletion.

Important

Any charts using the deleted data source will need to be reconfigured using a different data source or deleted.