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A PostgreSQL Interface for Authorize.Net Data

Use the Remoting features of the Authorize.Net JDBC Driver to create a PostgreSQL entry-point for data access.

There are a vast number of PostgreSQL clients available on the Internet. From standard Drivers to BI and Analytics tools, PostgreSQL is a popular interface for data access. Using our JDBC Drivers, you can now create PostgreSQL entry-points that you can connect to from any standard client.

To access Authorize.Net data as a PostgreSQL database, use the CData JDBC Driver for Authorize.Net and a JDBC foreign data wrapper (FDW). In this article, we compile the FDW, install it, and query Authorize.Net data from PostgreSQL Server.

Connect to Authorize.Net Data as a JDBC Data Source

To connect to Authorize.Net as a JDBC data source, you will need the following:

  • Driver JAR path: The JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  • Driver class: cdata.jdbc.authorizenet.AuthorizeNetDriver

  • JDBC URL: The URL must start with "jdbc:authorizenet:" and can include any of the connection properties in name-value pairs separated with semicolons.

    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.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

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

Build the JDBC Foreign Data Wrapper

The Foreign Data Wrapper can be installed as an extension to PostgreSQL, without recompiling PostgreSQL. The jdbc2_fdw extension is used as an example.

  1. Add a symlink from the shared object for your version of the JRE to /usr/lib/libjvm.so. For example: ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64/server/libjvm.so /usr/lib/libjvm.so
  2. Start the build: make install USE_PGXS=1

Query Authorize.Net Data as a PostgreSQL Database

After you have installed the extension, follow the steps below to start executing queries to Authorize.Net data:

  1. Log into your database.
  2. Load the extension for the database: CREATE EXTENSION jdbc2_fdw;
  3. Create a server object for Authorize.Net: CREATE SERVER AuthorizeNet FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER jdbc2_fdw OPTIONS ( drivername 'cdata.jdbc.authorizenet.AuthorizeNetDriver', url 'jdbc:authorizenet:LoginId=MyLoginId;TransactionKey=MyTransactionKey;', querytimeout '15', jarfile '/home/MyUser/CData/CData\ JDBC\ Driver\ for\ Salesforce MyDriverEdition/lib/cdata.jdbc.authorizenet.jar');
  4. Create a user mapping for the username and password of a user known to the MySQL daemon. CREATE USER MAPPING for postgres SERVER AuthorizeNet OPTIONS ( username 'admin', password 'test');
  5. Create a foreign table in your local database: postgres=# CREATE FOREIGN TABLE settledbatchlist ( settledbatchlist_id text, settledbatchlist_MarketType text, settledbatchlist_TotalCharge numeric) SERVER AuthorizeNet OPTIONS ( table_name 'settledbatchlist');
You can now execute SELECT commands to Authorize.Net: postgres=# SELECT * FROM settledbatchlist;