Connect to Btrieve Data in Aqua Data Studio

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Btrieve JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Pervasive SQL (Btrieve) databases.



Access Btrieve data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

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

      The PSQL v13 client will need to be installed on the same machine as the driver. To connect, set the User, Password, Server, and Database properties.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.btrieve.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:btrieve:User=myuser;Password=mypassword;Server=myserver;Database=mydatabase;

Query Btrieve Data

You can now query the tables exposed.