Connect to Avalara AvaTax Data in Aqua Data Studio

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Avalara JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with AvaTax.



Access Avalara AvaTax data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for Avalara AvaTax integrates Avalara AvaTax data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Avalara AvaTax data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The Avalara AvaTax data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, Avalara AvaTax.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.avalaraavatax.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.avalaraavatax.AvalaraAvataxDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:avalaraavatax: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      The primary method for performing basic authentication is to provide your login credentials, as follows:

      • User: Set this to your username.
      • Password: Set this to your password.

      Optionally, if you are making use of a sandbox environment, set the following:

      • UseSandbox: Set this to true if you are authenticating with a sandbox account.

      Authenticating Using Account Number and License Key

      Alternatively, you can authenticate using your account number and license key. Connect to data using the following:

      • AccountId: Set this to your Account Id. The Account Id is listed in the upper right hand corner of the admin console.
      • LicenseKey: Set this to your Avalara Avatax license key. You can generate a license key by logging into Avalara Avatax as an account administrator and navigating to Settings -> Reset License Key.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.avalaraavatax.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:avalaraavatax:User=MyUser;Password=MyPassword;

Query Avalara AvaTax Data

You can now query the tables exposed.