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Create a Data Access Object for EventBrite Data using JDBI

A brief overview of creating a SQL Object API for EventBrite data in JDBI.

JDBI is a SQL convenience library for Java that exposes two different style APIs, a fluent style and a SQL object style. The CData JDBC Driver for EventBrite integrates connectivity to live EventBrite data in Java applications. By pairing these technologies, you gain simple, programmatic access to EventBrite data. This article walks through building a basic Data Access Object (DAO) and the accompanying code to read EventBrite data.

Create a DAO for the EventBrite Events Entity

The interface below declares the desired behavior for the SQL object to create a single method for each SQL statement to be implemented.

public interface MyEventsDAO { //request specific data from EventBrite (String type is used for simplicity) @SqlQuery("SELECT Name FROM Events WHERE Status = :status") String findNameByStatus(@Bind("status") String status); /* * close with no args is used to close the connection */ void close(); }

Open a Connection to EventBrite

Collect the necessary connection properties and construct the appropriate JDBC URL for connecting to EventBrite.

Start by setting the Profile connection property to the location of the EventBrite Profile on disk (e.g. C:\profiles\EventBrite.apip). Next, set the ProfileSettings connection property to the connection string for EventBrite (see below).

EventBrite API Profile Settings

To use authenticate to EventBrite, you can find your Personal Token in the API Keys page of your EventBrite Account. Set the APIKey to your personal token in the ProfileSettings connection property.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.api.jar

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

A connection string for EventBrite will typically look like the following:


Use the configured JDBC URL to obtain an instance of the DAO interface. The particular method shown below will open a handle bound to the instance, so the instance needs to be closed explicitly to release the handle and the bound JDBC connection.

DBI dbi = new DBI("jdbc:api:Profile=C:\profiles\Eventbrite.apip;ProfileSettings='APIKey=my_api_token';"); MyEventsDAO dao =; //do stuff with the DAO dao.close();

Read EventBrite Data

With the connection open to EventBrite, simply call the previously defined method to retrieve data from the Events entity in EventBrite.

//disply the result of our 'find' method String name = dao.findNameByStatus("live"); System.out.println(name);

Since the JDBI library is able to work with JDBC connections, you can easily produce a SQL Object API for EventBrite by integrating with the CData JDBC Driver for EventBrite. Download a free trial and work with live EventBrite data in custom Java applications today.