Connect to Microsoft OneDrive Data in JRuby

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Microsoft OneDrive JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Microsoft OneDrive.

Create a simple JRuby app with access to live Microsoft OneDrive data.

JRuby is a high-performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. The CData JDBC Driver for Microsoft OneDrive makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live Microsoft OneDrive data in JRuby. This article shows how to create a simple JRuby app that connects to Microsoft OneDrive data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Configure a JDBC Connection to Microsoft OneDrive Data

Before creating the app, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Microsoft OneDrive\lib).

JRuby natively supports JDBC, so you can easily connect to Microsoft OneDrive and execute SQL queries. Initialize the JDBC connection with the getConnection function of the java.sql.DriverManager class.

OneDrive uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the OAuth section of the Help documentation for an authentication guide.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.onedrive.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Microsoft OneDrive:


Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to Microsoft OneDrive Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: OneDriveSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

require 'java' require 'rubygems' require 'C:/Program Files/CData/CData JDBC Driver for Microsoft OneDrive 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.onedrive.jar' url = "jdbc:onedrive:OAuthClientId=MyApplicationId;OAuthClientSecret=MySecretKey;OAuthCallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT Id, Name FROM Files") while ( do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

With the file completed, you are ready to display your Microsoft OneDrive data with JRuby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

jruby -S OneDriveSelect.rb

Writing SQL-92 queries to Microsoft OneDrive allows you to quickly and easily incorporate Microsoft OneDrive data into your own JRuby applications. Download a free trial today!