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Connect to Blackbaud FE NXT Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Blackbaud FE NXT data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for Blackbaud FE NXT seamlessly integrates Blackbaud FE NXT data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Blackbaud FE NXT data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for Blackbaud FE NXT in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Blackbaud FE NXT Data into DBArtisan Projects

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.

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties.

See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

You can then follow the steps below to register Blackbaud FE NXT data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to Blackbaud FE NXT data. Blackbaud FE NXT entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Blackbaud FE NXT data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Blackbaud FE NXT API.