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

Manage Access Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Access.

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

Integrate Access Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Access data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    To connect, set the DataSource property to the path to the Access database.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.access.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Access data. Access entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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