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The FHIR ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from FHIR, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access FHIR data like you would a database - read, write, and update FHIR 0, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Connect to FHIR Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure FHIR data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for FHIR seamlessly integrates FHIR data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access FHIR data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for FHIR in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate FHIR Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

Set URL to the Service Base URL of the FHIR server. This is the address where the resources are defined in the FHIR server you would like to connect to. Set ConnectionType to a supported connection type. Set ContentType to the format of your documents. Set AuthScheme based on the authentication requirements for your FHIR server.

Generic, Azure-based, AWS-based, and Google-based FHIR server implementations are supported.

Sample Service Base URLs

  • Generic: http://my_fhir_server/r4b/
  • Azure:
  • AWS:
  • Google:

Generic FHIR Instances

The product supports connections to custom instances of FHIR. Authentication to custom FHIR servers is handled via OAuth (read more about OAuth in the Help documentation. Before you can connect to custom FHIR instances, you must set ConnectionType to Generic.

You can then follow the steps below to register FHIR data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to FHIR data. FHIR entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with FHIR data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the FHIR API.