Connect to ActiveCampaign Data in JRuby

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Create a simple JRuby app with access to live ActiveCampaign data.

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

Configure a JDBC Connection to ActiveCampaign 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 ActiveCampaign\lib).

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

ActiveCampaign supports authenticating with the API Key. To connect to ActiveCampaign, set the following:

  • URL: This can be found in your account on the My Settings page under the Developer tab. For example: https://{yourAccountName}
  • APIKey: This can be found in your account on the Settings page under the Developer tab. Each user in your ActiveCampaign account has their own unique API key.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.activecampaign.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for ActiveCampaign:


Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to ActiveCampaign Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: ActiveCampaignSelect.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 ActiveCampaign 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.activecampaign.jar' url = "jdbc:activecampaign:URL=yourUrl;APIKey=yourApiKey" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT LastName, Email FROM Contacts") while ( do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

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

jruby -S ActiveCampaignSelect.rb

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