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Connect to Authorize.Net Data in JRuby

Create a simple JRuby app with access to live Authorize.Net data.

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

Configure a JDBC Connection to Authorize.Net 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 Authorize.Net\lib).

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

You can obtain the necessary connection properties on the Security Settings -> General Settings page after logging into your Merchant Account.

  • UseSandbox: The Authorize.Net API to be used to process transactions. If you are using a production account, this property can be left blank. If you are using a developer test account, set this to 'TRUE'.
  • LoginID: The API login Id associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions. Note that this value is not the same as the login Id that you use to log in to the Merchant Interface.
  • TransactionKey: The transaction key associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.authorizenet.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Authorize.Net:

jdbc:authorizenet:LoginId=MyLoginId;TransactionKey=MyTransactionKey;

Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to Authorize.Net Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: AuthorizeNetSelect.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 Authorize.Net 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.authorizenet.jar' url = "jdbc:authorizenet:LoginId=MyLoginId;TransactionKey=MyTransactionKey;" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT MarketType, TotalCharge FROM SettledBatchList") while (rs.next) do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

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

jruby -S AuthorizeNetSelect.rb

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