Install connectors

During the Micro Focus Connect installation, the set up program installs the core product and several popular connectors by default.

Check for Connector updates

You can display a list of your installed Connectors and the available Marketplace Connectors.

Click the Help button , and select Check for Connector Updates. The Latest Connector Versions dialog box will list Connectors that you do not have installed, and indicate if there are newer versions available if your installed Connectors.

We recommend using the latest versions of Micro Focus Connect and its connectors, which provide you with more capabilities and enhanced stability.

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Install additional connectors

You can discover and download additional connectors from the Micro Focus Marketplace.

After you install a connector, you can use it as a Data Source.

To install a Connector:

  1. Download the connector package from the Marketplace.
  2. Follow the directions outlined in the connector's readme to deploy the connector.

    In general, these directions include:

    1. Create a directory under the AppData\connectors folder. The folder can have any unique name, for example mfcConnector<product>.
    2. Copy the connector jar and any other provided jars into the new folder.
    3. Copy any documented third-party libraries (outlined in the readme) into the new folder.
  3. Restart Micro Focus Connect.

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Upgrade connectors

If you are installing a Connector over a previous version of the connector, you may need to update the libraries to avoid unexpected behavior. Old libraries should be either moved out of the directory or deleted altogether. Renaming in the same directory is not sufficient.

  1. Compare your existing list of libraries to the libraries identified in the connector's readme. Refresh versions and add libraries as outlined in the readme.
  2. Remove any existing mfc*.jar libraries that are older than the ones provided in the new version.

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