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Azure Data Catalog JDBC Driver

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Create an ElastiCube in Sisense app with access to Azure Data Catalog data.

Sisense lets you join, analyze, and picture data to make more intelligent business decisions and craft effective strategies. The CData JDBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog makes it easy to integrate with Azure Data Catalog data in Sisense. This article shows how to create an ElastiCube that connects to Azure Data Catalog data and use the ElastiCube to visualize Azure Data Catalog data in Sisense.

Configure the Connection to Azure Data Catalog

Before creating the ElastiCube, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog 20XX\lib) or copy the jar file (cdata.jdbc.azuredatacatalog.AzureDataCatalog.jar) to a new folder in the Sisense JDBC driver directory (typically C:\ProgramData\Sisense\DataConnectors\jdbcdrivers).

  1. In the Data page of the Sisense application, create a new ElastiCube (or open an existing one).
  2. In the Model Editor, click "+ Data" to open the Add Data dialog box.
  3. Click Generic JDBC to open the JDBC settings.
  4. Set the connection string property to the JDBC URL for Azure Data Catalog, adding required 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 example follows:

    jdbc:azuredatacatalog:InitiateOAuth=REFRESH
  5. Set the JDBC JARs folder property to the location of the CData JDBC Driver JAR file (see above).
  6. Set the driver's class name to the class name for the JDBC Driver: cdata.jdbc.azuredatacatalog.AzureDataCatalogDriver
  7. Leave the username and password properties blank.
  8. Click Next.

Add Azure Data Catalog Data to an ElastiCube

Once you are connected to Azure Data Catalog, you can add views to your ElastiCubes.

  1. From the Tables list, select the tables and/or views you wish to work with.
  2. (Optional) Click "+" to customize the data you want to import with SQL.
  3. Click Done.
  4. Click Build to build the ElastiCube for analytics.

Visualize Azure Data Catalog Data

With Azure Data Catalog tables added to your ElastiCube, you can perform analytics on your Azure Data Catalog data.

  1. Navigate to the Analytics page of the Sisense application
  2. Select a Dashboard (or create a new one)
  3. Select your Data Source and click Create
  4. Click "+ Select Data" and choose fields to add to your visualization.

With the CData JDBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog, you can access Azure Data Catalog data right in Sisense for powerful visualization and analytics. Download a free, 30-day trial and start working with Azure Data Catalog data in Sisense today!