Manage Azure Data Catalog Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Azure Data Catalog JDBC Driver

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Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Azure Data Catalog.

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

Integrate Azure Data Catalog Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Azure Data Catalog 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.

    You can optionally set the following to read the different catalog data returned from Azure Data Catalog.

      CatalogName: Set this to the CatalogName associated with your Azure Data Catalog. To get your Catalog name, navigate to your Azure Portal home page > Data Catalog > Catalog Name

    Connect Using OAuth Authentication

    You must use OAuth to authenticate with Azure Data Catalog. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Azure Data Catalog using the browser. For more information, refer to the OAuth section in the help documentation.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.azuredatacatalog.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:azuredatacatalog:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Azure Data Catalog data. Azure Data Catalog entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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