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Connect to Open Exchange Rates Data in Aqua Data Studio

Access Open Exchange Rates data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for Open Exchange Rates integrates Open Exchange Rates data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Open Exchange Rates data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The Open Exchange Rates data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, Open Exchange Rates.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.openexchangerates.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.openexchangerates.OpenExchangeRatesDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:openexchangerates: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties. You will find information on the required connection string options in the help documentation. A typical JDBC URL is below:

  4. The Open Exchange Rates API supports basic authentication with an App Id. After you register, your App Id is displayed in your account dashboard. Set this to the AppId connection property.

Query Open Exchange Rates Data

You can now query the tables exposed.