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Birst でSalesforce Data のビジュアライゼーションを構築

CData JDBC Driver for Salesforce とBirst クラウドエージェントを使用して、Birst でSalesforce data のリアルタイムの視覚化を構築します。

Birst は、組織が複雑なプロセスを迅速に理解し、最適化することを支援するクラウドビジネスインテリジェンス(BI)ツールおよび分析プラットフォームです。CData JDBC Driver for Salesforce と組み合わせると、Birst Cloud Agent を経由してリアルタイムSalesforce data に接続し、ビジュアライズを構築できます。ここでは、Cloud Agent を使用してSalesforce に連携し、Birst で動的レポートを作成する方法を段階的に説明します。

強力なデータ処理機能により、CData JDBC Driver はBirst のSalesforce data 操作に高いパフォーマンスを提供します。Birst からSalesforce への複雑なSQL クエリを発行すると、ドライバーはフィルタや集計などのサポートされているSQL 操作を直接Salesforce にプッシュし、組込みSQL エンジンを利用してクライアント側でサポートしない操作を処理します。組み込みの動的メタデータクエリにより、JDBC ドライバーはネイティブのBirst データ型を使用してSalesforce data を視覚化および分析することを可能にします。

Birst でSalesforce Data へのJDBC 接続を設定

Before creating the Birst project, you will need to install the Birst Cloud Agent (in order to work with the installed JDBC Driver).Also, copy the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (and the LIC file, if it exists) to the /drivers/ directory in the installation location for the Cloud Agent.

With the driver and Cloud Agent installed, you are ready to begin.

  1. Create a new project in Birst.
  2. Name the connection (e.g. CDataSalesforce).
  3. Choose Live Access.
  4. Select an agent.
  5. Set Database Type to Other.
  6. Set SQL Type to MSSQL
  7. Set the Connection string.

    There are several authentication methods available for connecting to Salesforce: Login, OAuth, and SSO. The Login method requires you to have the username, password, and security token of the user.

    If you do not have access to the username and password or do not wish to require them, you can use OAuth authentication.

    SSO (single sign-on) can be used by setting the SSOProperties, SSOLoginUrl, and TokenUrl connection properties, which allow you to authenticate to an identity provider. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for more information.

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.salesforce.jar

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

    When you configure the JDBC URL, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property.This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

    Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Salesforce:

    jdbc:salesforce:User=username;Password=password;SecurityToken=Your_Security_Token;
  8. Set the Driver Name: cdata.jdbc.salesforce.SalesforceDriver and click Save.

NOTE:Since authentication to Salesforce is managed from the connection string, you can leave Security Credentials blank.

Salesforce Data オブジェクトを設定

Now that the connection is configured, we are ready to configure the schema for the dataset, choosing the tables, views, and columns we wish to visualize.

  1. Select the Schema (e.g. Salesforce).
  2. Click on Tables and/or Views to connect to those entities and click Apply.
  3. Select the Tables and Columns you want to access and click Done.

With the objects configured, you can perform any data preparation and discover any relationships in your data using the Pronto Prepare and Relate tools.

ビジュアライゼーションを構築

After you prepare your data and define relationships between the connected objects, you are ready to build your visualization.

  1. Select the Visualizer tool from the menu.
  2. Select Measures & Categories from your objects
  3. Select and configure the appropriate visualization for the Measure(s) you selected.

Using the CData JDBC Driver for Salesforce with the Cloud Agent and Birst, you can easily create robust visualizations and reports on Salesforce data.Download a free, 30-day trial and start building Birst visualizations today.

 
 
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