Use the CData ODBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog in SAS JMP

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Azure Data Catalog ODBC Driver

The Azure Data Catalog ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Azure Data Catalog, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Azure Data Catalog data like you would a database - read, write, and update Azure Data Catalog Schemas, Tables, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



You can use the CData ODBC Driver to integrate Azure Data Catalog data into the statistical analysis tools available in SAS JMP. This article shows how to use Azure Data Catalog data in the Graph Builder and Query Builder.

You can use the CData ODBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog to integrate live data into your statistical analysis with SAS JMP. The driver proxies your queries directly to the Azure Data Catalog API, ensuring that your analysis reflects any changes to the data. The CData ODBC Driver supports the standard SQL used by JMP in the background as you design reports.

This article shows how to access Azure Data Catalog data into a report and create data visualization. It also shows how to use SQL to query Azure Data Catalog data from the JMP Query Builder.

Access Azure Data Catalog Data as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

When you configure the DSN, 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.

Import Azure Data Catalog Data with the Query Builder

After you have created the Azure Data Catalog DSN, you can use SQL to invoke the capabilities of the Azure Data Catalog API. Follow the steps below to execute some supported queries in the Query Builder:

  1. In SAS JMP, click File -> Database -> Query Builder. The Select Database Connection dialog is displayed.
  2. Click New Connection.
  3. On the Machine Data Source tab, select the DSN. In the next step, the Select Tables for Query dialog is displayed.
  4. In the Available Tables section, select a table and click Primary.
  5. As you drag Available Columns to the Included Columns tab, the underlying SQL query is updated.
  6. Click Run Query to display the data.
  7. To refresh the results with the current data, right-click Update from Database and click Run Script.

Visualize Azure Data Catalog Data

After importing, you can use the Graph Builder to create graphs visually. To open the Graph Builder, click the Graph Builder button in the toolbar.

  1. Drag a dimension column onto the x axis. For example, DslAddressDatabase.
  2. Drag a measure column onto the y axis. For example, Type.
  3. Select a chart type. For example, a bar chart.