Create an SAP BusinessObjects Universe on the CData JDBC Driver for FedEx





FedEx JDBC Driver

FedEx のFedEx Package、Shipment、Reciients にデータ連携するJava アプリケーションを簡単に構築。

Provide connectivity to FedEx data through an SAP BusinessObjects universe.

This article shows how to use the CData JDBC Driver for FedEx to connect to FedEx from SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence applications. You will use the Information Design Tool to analyze FedEx data and create a universe on the CData JDBC Driver for FedEx. You will then connect to the universe from Web Intelligence.

Create the JDBC Connection to FedEx

Follow the steps below to create a connection to the FedEx JDBC data source in the Information Design Tool.

  1. Copy the CData JAR and .lic file into the following subfolder in the installation directory for BusinessObjects: dataAccess\connectionServer\jdbc\drivers\jdbc. The CData JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  2. Right-click your project and click New -> New Relational Connection.
  3. In the wizard that results, click Generic -> Generic JDBC datasource -> JDBC Drivers.
  4. On the next page of the wizard enter the connection details.
  5. On the next page, set the Authentication Mode option to "Use specified username and password". Enter the username, password, and JDBC URL. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:fedex: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

    FedEx サービスでのアクションを認証するためには以下の5つの情報が必要です。

    • Server:リクエストを送信するURL を制御します。一般的なテストオプションは次のとおりです:""、""、""、および""
    • DeveloperKey:荷送人のID の認証キーの識別子部分。この値は、登録後にFedEx から提供されます。
    • Password:荷送人のID の認証キーのシークレット部分。この値は、登録後にFedEx から提供されます。
    • AccountNumber:この有効な9桁のFedEx アカウント番号は、FedEx サーバーへのログインに使用されます。
    • MeterNumber:この値はFedEx にリクエストを送信するために使用されます。この値は、登録後にFedEx から提供されます。
    • PrintLabelLocation:このプロパティはGenerateLabels またはGenerateReturnLabels ストアドプロシージャを使用するために必要です。これは、生成されたラベルを格納するフォルダの場所に設定する必要があります。


    FedEx から利用できる便利なタスクの多くは、大量のデータを必要とします。データを簡単に入力して後で呼び出すことができるように、キャッシュデータベースを活用してこれらのリクエストを行います。キャッシュ接続プロパティを設定する必要があります。

    • CacheProvider: The specific database you are using to cache with. For example, org.sqlite.JDBC.
    • CacheConnection: The connection string to be passed to the cache provider. For example, jdbc:sqlite:C:/users/username/documents/fedexcache.db

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:fedex:Server='';DeveloperKey='alsdkfjpqoewiru';Password='zxczxqqtyiuowkdlkn';AccountNumber='110371337';MeterNumber='240134349'; PrintLabelLocation='C:/users/username/documents/mylabels';CacheProvider='org.sqlite.JDBC';CacheConnection='jdbc:sqlite:C:/users/username/documents/fedexcache.db';
  6. Enter the driver class:
  7. Finish the wizard with the default values for connection pooling and custom parameters.

Analyze FedEx Data in the Information Design Tool

You can use the JDBC connection to analyze FedEx data in the Information Design Tool.

  1. In the Local Projects view, double-click the connection (the .cnx file) to open the FedEx data source.
  2. On the Show Values tab, you can load table data and enter SQL queries. To view table data, expand the node for the table, right-click the table, and click Show Values. Values will be displayed in the Raw Data tab.
  3. On the Analysis tab, you can then analyze data by dragging and dropping columns onto the axes of a chart.

Publish the Local Connection

To publish the universe to the CMS, you additionally need to publish the connection.

  1. In the Local Projects view, right-click the connection and click Publish Connection to a Repository.
  2. Enter the host and port of the repository and connection credentials.
  3. Select the folder where the connection will be published.
  4. In the success dialog that results, click Yes to create a connection shortcut.

Create a Universe on the JDBC Driver for FedEx

You can follow the steps below to create a universe on the JDBC driver. The universe in this example will be published to a repository, so it uses the published connection created in the previous step.

  1. In the Information Design Tool, click File->New Universe.
  2. Select your project.
  3. Select the option to create the universe on a relational data source.
  4. Select the shortcut to the published connection.
  5. Enter a name for the Data Foundation.
  6. Import tables and columns that you want to access as objects.
  7. Enter a name for the Business Layer.

Publish the Universe

You can follow the steps below to publish the universe to the CMS.

  1. In the Local Projects view, right-click the business layer and click Publish -> To a Repository.
  2. In the Publish Universe dialog, enter any integrity checks before importing.
  3. Select or create a folder on the repository where the universe will be published.

Query FedEx Data in Web Intelligence

You can use the published universe to connect to FedEx in Web Intelligence.

  1. Copy the file to the following subfolder in the BusinessObjects installation directory: \dataAccess\connectionServer\jdbc\drivers\jdbc. The license file is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  2. Open Web Intelligence from the BusinessObjects launchpad and create a new document.
  3. Select the Universe option for the data source.
  4. Select the FedEx universe. This opens a Query Panel. Drag objects to the Result Objects pane to use them in the query.