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The JDBC-ODBC Bridge provides JDBC access from any Java App to ODBC data sources on Windows, Linux and Mac. Whether your organization uses Java-based tools for reporting and analytics, or builds custom Java solutions, the CData JDBC-ODBC Bridge provides an easy way to connect with any ODBC data source.

Feed JDBC-ODBC Bridge Data into FineReport

How to set JDBC-ODBC Bridge data as a JDBC data source in FineReport.

The CData JDBC Driver for JDBC-ODBC Bridge fully implements the JDBC standard and can provide JDBC-ODBC Bridge data connectivity to a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools and custom applications. In this article, we explain how to set JDBC-ODBC Bridge data as JDBC data source in FineReport and view JDBC-ODBC Bridge data as a table in the Report Designer.

Set Up a JDBC Data Source of JDBC-ODBC Bridge Data

Follow the instruction below to set JDBC-ODBC Bridge data as a FineReport database connection.

  1. Copy the cdata.jdbc.jdbcodbc.jar file from the lib folder in the CData JDBC Driver for JDBC-ODBC Bridge installation directory to the lib folder of the FineReport installation directory. You will need to copy the cdata.jdbc.jdbcodbc.lic file as well.
  2. From the Server tab, select Define Data Connection, click to add a new connection, and click JDBC.

Next we will set up the data connection definition in the window.

  1. Database: Others
  2. JDBC Driver: cdata.jdbc.jdbcodbc.JDBCODBCDriver
  3. URL: A standard JDBC connection string using semicolon-separated connection properties. To connect to an ODBC data source, specify either the DSN (data source name) or specify an ODBC connection string: Set Driver and the connection properties for your ODBC driver.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the JDBC-ODBC Bridge JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.jdbcodbc.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    When you configure the JDBC URL, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

  4. Click Connection pool attributes and set Test before getting connections to No.

Click Test connection to ensure you have configured the connection properly. With the connection to JDBC-ODBC Bridge set up, you can use it as FineReport data source.

Select JDBC-ODBC Bridge Data in the Report Designer.

  1. Click to add a new template data set and select DB query to open the database query window.
  2. Choose the JDBC connection that you created from the dropdown list.
  3. The JDBC-ODBC Bridge entities will appear as tables on the left pane.
  4. Write a SELECT statement for the JDBC-ODBC Bridge data tables and columns that you want to load.
  5. Click preview and data is shown as table.

With these simple steps, JDBC-ODBC Bridge can be used as a JDBC data source in FineReport.