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Connect to Data in IntelliJ

Integrate connectivity to data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for enables you to access as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.avalaraavatax.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.avalaraavatax.AvalaraAvataxDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:avalaraavatax: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      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 adminstrator 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 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 the following:

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

Edit and Save Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor. You can also modify records in the Table Editor.