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Connect to Bing Search Results in IntelliJ

Integrate connectivity to Bing Search results with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for Bing Search enables you to access Bing Search as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to Bing Search results in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for Bing Search

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to Bing Search results.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.bing.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.bing.BingDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:bing: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      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 the following:

      jdbc:bing:APIKey=MyAPIKey;

Edit and Save Bing Search Results

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor.