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Bridge Bugzilla Connectivity with Apache NiFi

Access and process Bugzilla data in Apache NiFi using the CData JDBC Driver.

Apache NiFi supports powerful and scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation, and system mediation logic. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for Bugzilla, NiFi can work with live Bugzilla data. This article describes how to connect to and query Bugzilla data from an Apache NiFi Flow.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Bugzilla data. When you issue complex SQL queries to Bugzilla, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Bugzilla and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations). Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze Bugzilla data using native data types.

Connecting to Bugzilla Data in Apache NiFi

  1. Download the CData JDBC Driver for Bugzilla installer, unzip the package, and run the JAR file to install the driver.
  2. Copy the CData JDBC Driver JAR file (and license file if it exists), cdata.jdbc.bugzilla.jar (and cdata.jdbc.bugzilla.lic), to the Apache NiFi lib subfolder, for example, C:\nifi-1.3.0-bin\nifi-1.3.0\lib.

    On Windows, the default location for the CData JDBC Driver is C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Bugzilla.

  3. Start Apache NiFi. For example:

    cd C:\nifi-1.3.0-bin\nifi-1.3.0\bin
    run-nifi.bat
    
  4. Navigate to the Apache NiFi UI in your web browser: typically http://localhost:8080/nifi
  5. Click the (Configuration) button from the Operate sidebar.
  6. In the NiFi Flow Configuration page, navigate to the Controller Services tab.
  7. Click the button to create a new controller service.
  8. In the Add Controller Service page, select DBCPConnection Pool, and then click Add.
  9. Click the gear button to configure the new DBCPConnection Pool.
  10. In the Configure Controller Service page, navigate to the Properties tab. Fill in the properties:

    PropertyValue
    Database Connection URLjdbc:bugzilla:Url=http://yourdomain/Bugzilla;APIKey=abc123;
    Database Driver Class Namecdata.jdbc.bugzilla.BugzillaDriver

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.bugzilla.jar

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

    You can authenticate to your Bugzilla account using two parameters:

    • URL: The URL of your Bugzilla developer's page (the Home page).
    • ApiKey: API Keys can be generated from the Preferences -> API Keys section of your Bugzilla developer's page.
  11. Click the button to enable the new DBCPConnection Pool.

Your Bugzilla data is now available for use in Apache NiFi. For example, you can use the DBCPConnection Pool as the source for a QueryDatabaseTable processor.

Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Bugzilla and start working with your live Bugzilla data in Apache NiFi. Reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions.