Connect to Box Data in DBArtisan

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The Box ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Box cloud storage, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Box like you would a database - read, write, and update Files, Folders, Tasks, Groups, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Box data as a data source.

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

Integrate Box 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.

Box uses the OAuth standard to authenticate. To authenticate to Box, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

You can then follow the steps below to register Box 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 Box data. Box entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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