Connect to Bullhorn CRM Data in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

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Bullhorn CRM JDBC Driver

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Transfer Bullhorn CRM data using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Bullhorn CRM enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Bullhorn CRM as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Bullhorn CRM to set up a simple transfer into a flat file. The CData JDBC Driver for Bullhorn CRM enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Bullhorn CRM as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Bullhorn CRM to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to Bullhorn CRM as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to Bullhorn CRM data. In a new CloverDX graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.bullhorncrm.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    Begin by providing your Bullhorn CRM account credentials in the following:

    If you are uncertain about your data center code, codes like CLS2, CLS21, etc. are cluster IDs that are contained in a user's browser URL (address bar) once they are logged in.

    Example: https://cls21.bullhornstaffing.com/BullhornSTAFFING/MainFrame.jsp?#no-ba... indicates that the logged in user is on CLS21.

    Authenticating with OAuth

    Bullhorn CRM uses the OAuth 2.0 authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, create and configure a custom OAuth app. See the Help documentation for more information.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.bullhorncrm.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:bullhorncrm:DataCenterCode=CLS33;OAuthClientId=myoauthclientid;OAuthClientSecret=myoauthclientsecret;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Bullhorn CRM Data with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the Bullhorn CRM JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT Id, CandidateName FROM Candidate WHERE CandidateName = 'Jane Doe'

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the Candidate table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.