Manage Bullhorn CRM Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Bullhorn CRM JDBC Driver

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Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Bullhorn CRM.

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

Integrate Bullhorn CRM Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Bullhorn CRM data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in 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.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:bullhorncrm:DataCenterCode=CLS33;OAuthClientId=myoauthclientid;OAuthClientSecret=myoauthclientsecret;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Bullhorn CRM data. Bullhorn CRM entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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