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Connect to Bing Search Results in Aqua Data Studio

Access Bing Search results from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for Bing Search integrates Bing Search results with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Bing Search results 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 Bing Search 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, Bing Search.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.bing.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.bing.BingDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:bing: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      To connect to Bing, set the ApiKey connection property. To obtain the API key, sign into Microsoft Cognitive Services and register for the Bing Search APIs.

      Two API keys are then generated; select either one.

      When querying tables, the SearchTerms parameter must be supplied in the WHERE clause.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.bing.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:bing:APIKey=MyAPIKey;

Query Bing Search Results

You can now query the tables exposed.