Use the CData ODBC Driver for Bullhorn CRM in SAS JMP

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Bullhorn CRM ODBC Driver

The Bullhorn CRM ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Bullhorn CRM, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Bullhorn CRM data like you would a database - read, write, and update Bullhorn CRM Candidates, Resumes, Searches, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



You can use the CData ODBC Driver to integrate Bullhorn CRM data into the statistical analysis tools available in SAS JMP. This article shows how to use Bullhorn CRM data in the Graph Builder and Query Builder.

You can use the CData ODBC Driver for Bullhorn CRM to integrate live data into your statistical analysis with SAS JMP. The driver proxies your queries directly to the Bullhorn CRM API, ensuring that your analysis reflects any changes to the data. The CData ODBC Driver supports the standard SQL used by JMP in the background as you design reports.

The Bullhorn CRM API supports bidirectional access. This article shows how to access Bullhorn CRM data into a report and create data visualization. It also shows how to use SQL to query and manipulate Bullhorn CRM data from the JMP Query Builder.

Access Bullhorn CRM Data as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

Import Bullhorn CRM Data with the Query Builder

After you have created the Bullhorn CRM DSN, you can use SQL to invoke the capabilities of the Bullhorn CRM API. Follow the steps below to execute some supported queries in the Query Builder:

  1. In SAS JMP, click File -> Database -> Query Builder. The Select Database Connection dialog is displayed.
  2. Click New Connection.
  3. On the Machine Data Source tab, select the DSN. In the next step, the Select Tables for Query dialog is displayed.
  4. In the Available Tables section, select a table and click Primary.
  5. As you drag Available Columns to the Included Columns tab, the underlying SQL query is updated.
  6. Click Run Query to display the data.
  7. To refresh the results with the current data, right-click Update from Database and click Run Script.

Manipulate Bullhorn CRM Data

You can execute data manipulation queries from JSL scripts such as the one below. To execute a script, click New Script in the toolbar. To connect, specify the DSN. You can then use the standard SQL syntax:

Open Database( "DSN=CData BullhornCRM Source;", "INSERT INTO Candidate (CandidateName) VALUES ('Jane Doe');");

Visualize Bullhorn CRM Data

After importing, you can use the Graph Builder to create graphs visually. To open the Graph Builder, click the Graph Builder button in the toolbar.

  1. Drag a dimension column onto the x axis. For example, Id.
  2. Drag a measure column onto the y axis. For example, CandidateName.
  3. Select a chart type. For example, a bar chart.