ExtractExtraction is the process by which Unified Scriptable Extractor (USE) retrieves data from external locations. The following types of data source are supported:
|APIs||CloudCheckr FinanceManager retrieves usage data from the cloud API or APIs for the reports you want to generate.
This is usually a REST API accessed via HTTPS.
|Files||A file on the local file system or on a shared volume. This is usually a CSV, JSON, or XML file.|
|CloudCheckr FinanceManager||In some cases, it is useful to retrieve information from CloudCheckr FinanceManager, so you can incorporate accounts and usage data, which were created historically, into the daily processing.|
|Database||You can execute arbitrary SQL queries against an SQL server either via a direct connection string or via an ODBC DSN.|
|Web||You can invoke arbitrary HTTP queries to retrieve information from any web page accessible from the CloudCheckr FinanceManager server.|