Manage Avro Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Avro JDBC Driver

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Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Avro.

The CData JDBC Driver for Avro seamlessly integrates Avro data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Avro data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Avro in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Avro Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Avro data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL. Connect to your local Avro file(s) by setting the URI connection property to the location of the Avro file.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.avro.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:avro:URI=C:/folder/table.avroInitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Avro data. Avro entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Avro data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Avro API.