Connect to Azure DevOps Data in Aqua Data Studio

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Azure DevOps JDBC Driver

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



Access Azure DevOps data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for Azure DevOps integrates Azure DevOps data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Azure DevOps data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The Azure DevOps data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, Azure DevOps.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.azuredevops.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.azuredevops.AzureDevOpsDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:azuredevops: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      You can connect to your Azure DevOps account by providing the Organization and PersonalAccessToken.

      Obtaining a Personal Access Token

      A PersonalAccessToken is necessary for account authentication.

      To generate one, log in to your Azure DevOps Organization account and navigate to Profile -> Personal Access Tokens -> New Token. The generated token will be displayed.

      If you wish to authenticate to Azure DevOps using OAuth refer to the online Help documentation for an authentication guide.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.azuredevops.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:azuredevops:AuthScheme=Basic;Organization=MyAzureDevOpsOrganization;ProjectId=MyProjectId;PersonalAccessToken=MyPAT;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Azure DevOps Data

You can now query the tables exposed.