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Connect to Bugzilla Data in JRuby

Create a simple JRuby app with access to live Bugzilla data.

JRuby is a high-performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. The CData JDBC Driver for Bugzilla makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live Bugzilla data in JRuby. This article shows how to create a simple JRuby app that connects to Bugzilla data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Configure a JDBC Connection to Bugzilla Data

Before creating the app, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Bugzilla\lib).

JRuby natively supports JDBC, so you can easily connect to Bugzilla and execute SQL queries. Initialize the JDBC connection with the getConnection function of the java.sql.DriverManager class.

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.

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.

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Bugzilla:

jdbc:bugzilla:Url=http://yourdomain/Bugzilla;APIKey=abc123;

Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to Bugzilla Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: BugzillaSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

require 'java' require 'rubygems' require 'C:/Program Files/CData/CData JDBC Driver for Bugzilla 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.bugzilla.jar' url = "jdbc:bugzilla:Url=http://yourdomain/Bugzilla;APIKey=abc123;" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT Id, Summary FROM Bugs") while (rs.next) do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

With the file completed, you are ready to display your Bugzilla data with JRuby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

jruby -S BugzillaSelect.rb

Writing SQL-92 queries to Bugzilla allows you to quickly and easily incorporate Bugzilla data into your own JRuby applications. Download a free trial today!