Connect to Azure Data Catalog Data in RazorSQL

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Azure Data Catalog JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Azure Data Catalog.



Connect to Azure Data Catalog from wizards and query Azure Data Catalog data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to Azure Data Catalog using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Azure Data Catalog Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.azuredatacatalog.AzureDataCatalogDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:azuredatacatalog: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of 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.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:azuredatacatalog:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Azure Data Catalog Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.