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Connect to Bing Search Results in RazorSQL

Connect to Bing Search from wizards and query Bing Search results from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Bing Search enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to Bing Search using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Bing Search Results

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.bing.BingDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins 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 the following:

      jdbc:bing:APIKey=MyAPIKey;

Query Bing Search Results and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.