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Bullhorn CRM JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Bullhorn CRM.



Use Servoy Developer to easily connect to Bullhorn CRM data and build web apps with connectivity to live Bullhorn CRM data.

Servoy is a rapid application development and deployment platform. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for Bullhorn CRM, users can build Bullhorn CRM-connected apps that work with live Bullhorn CRM data. This article describes how to connect to Bullhorn CRM from Servoy and build a simple web app to display and search Bullhorn CRM data.

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

Connect to Bullhorn CRM in Servoy Developer

To build Bullhorn CRM-connected apps, you need to first create a data provider in Servoy Developer using the CData JDBC Driver for Bullhorn CRM.

  1. Install the JDBC Driver.
  2. Copy the JDBC Driver JAR file. (cdata.jdbc.bullhorncrm.jar) to the /application_server/drivers/ directory in the installation directory for Servoy.
  3. Open Servoy Developer.
  4. In the Solution Explorer, right-click Database Server (under Resources) and choose "Connect to existing database" -> "empty."
    1. Name the server.
    2. Click to show the advanced server settings.
      • Set the URL, for example: jdbc:bullhorncrm:DataCenterCode=CLS33;OAuthClientId=myoauthclientid;OAuthClientSecret=myoauthclientsecret;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

        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.

        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.

      • Select the Driver class you just copied, for example, cdata.jdbc.bullhorncrm.BullhornCRMDriver

Build a Bullhorn CRM-Connected Web App

Once you have configured the connection to Bullhorn CRM in the Servoy Developer resources, you are ready to build apps with access to live Bullhorn CRM data.

Create a New Solution

  1. In the Server Explorer, right-click "All solutions" and select "Create new solution."
  2. Name the solution.
  3. Select the checkbox to include the "search" module.
  4. Click "Finish."

Create a New Form

Right-click "Forms" and select "Create new form."

  1. Name the form.
  2. Select a Datasource.
  3. Set the type (e.g., Simple) and click "Finish."

Add a Data Grid to the Form

  1. Drag a Data Grid component (from Servoy NG-Grids) onto the form.
  2. Drag a column component onto the Data Grid and set the "dataprovider" property for each column component to a column from the Bullhorn CRM "table" (e.g., Id from the Candidate table).

    Continue adding columns as desired.

Add Searching to the App

Note that the "svySearch" extension is required to add search functionality (included by default when you create a new solution). If you did not add the extension when you created the solution or you are modifying an existing solution, you can add the search module by right-clicking Modules (in the solution) and selecting "Add Module." Select "svySearch" and click "OK."

  1. Drag a Text Field component onto the Form.
  2. Right-click the Form and select "Open in Script Editor."
  3. Create a new variable (JavaScript) to hold the search value:
    var searchText = '';
    
  4. Back on the Form, in the Text Field properties:
    1. Set the "dataprovider" property to the Form variable you just created.
    2. Double-click to add a method for the onAction event.
    3. Click to create the method in "Form," name the method (e.g., onEnter), and click "Create private."
    4. Click "OK & Show."
  5. Add the following JavaScript to the JavaScript file to use the Servoy framework to implement searching bound data based on the text in the Text Field:
    var search = scopes.svySearch.createSimpleSearch(foundset).setSearchText(searchText);
    search.setSearchAllColumns();
    search.loadRecords(foundset);
    

Save and Launch the App

Save the form and JavaScript file, then click Run -> Launch NGClient to start the web app.

Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Bullhorn CRM and start building Bullhorn CRM-connected apps with Servoy. Reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions.