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How to set Azure Data Catalog data as a JDBC data source in FineReport.

The CData JDBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog fully implements the JDBC standard and can provide Azure Data Catalog data connectivity to a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools and custom applications. In this article, we explain how to set Azure Data Catalog data as JDBC data source in FineReport and view Azure Data Catalog data as a table in the Report Designer.

Set Up a JDBC Data Source of Azure Data Catalog Data

Follow the instruction below to set Azure Data Catalog data as a FineReport database connection.

  1. Copy the cdata.jdbc.azuredatacatalog.jar file from the lib folder in the CData JDBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog installation directory to the lib folder of the FineReport installation directory. You will need to copy the cdata.jdbc.azuredatacatalog.lic file as well.
  2. From the Server tab, select Define Data Connection, click to add a new connection, and click JDBC.

Next we will set up the data connection definition in the window.

  1. Database: Others
  2. JDBC Driver: cdata.jdbc.azuredatacatalog.AzureDataCatalog Driver
  3. URL: A standard JDBC connection string using semicolon-separated connection properties.

    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.

    When you configure the JDBC URL, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:azuredatacatalog:
  4. Click Connection pool attributes and set Test before getting connections to No.

Click Test connection to ensure you have configured the connection properly. With the connection to Azure Data Catalog set up, you can use it as FineReport data source.

Select Azure Data Catalog Data in the Report Designer.

  1. Click to add a new template data set and select DB query to open the database query window.
  2. Choose the JDBC connection that you created from the dropdown list.
  3. The Azure Data Catalog entities will appear as tables on the left pane.
  4. Write a SELECT statement for the Azure Data Catalog data tables and columns that you want to load.
  5. Click preview and data is shown as table.

With these simple steps, Azure Data Catalog can be used as a JDBC data source in FineReport.