Configure the Output Task

To configure an output task to insert information into a database, follow these steps.

To insert information into a database

  1. Create a new configuration to send to Media Server with the process action, or open an existing configuration that you want to modify.

  2. In the [Output] section, add a new output task by setting the OutputEngineN parameter. You can give the task any name, for example:

  3. Below the [Output] section, create a configuration section for the engine by typing the task name inside square brackets. For example:

  4. In the new section, set the following parameters:

    Type The output engine to use. Set this parameter to ODBC.
    Input (Optional) A comma-separated list of the tracks that contain information you want to output. Specify one or more tracks. If you do not set this parameter, the engine outputs all tracks that are configured by default as 'output' tracks. For information about whether a track is considered an 'output' track, refer to documentation for your analysis, encoding, and ESP engines in the Media Server Reference.
    OdbcConnectionString The ODBC connection string to use to connect to the database.
    OdbcDriverManager (Linux only) The path of the ODBC driver manager shared library. This parameter is not required if you are running Media Server on Windows.
    XSLTemplate The path to the XSL template to use to extract values from records and construct a list of queries to run against the database.
  5. Configure how to combine records into SQL queries. For more information about how you can combine records, see Choose How to Output Data.

  6. Save and close the configuration file. HPE recommends that you save your configuration files in the location specified by the ConfigDirectory parameter.


The following is an example configuration to output data using the ODBC output engine.