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Load Certinia Data to a Database Using Embulk



Use CData JDBC Driver for Certinia with the open source ETL/ELT tool Embulk to load Certinia data to a database.

Embulk is an open source bulk data loader. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for Certinia, Embulk easily loads data from Certinia to any supported destination. In this article, we explain how to use the CData JDBC Driver for Certinia in Embulk to load Certinia data to a MySQL dtabase.

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

Configure a JDBC Connection to Certinia Data

Before creating a bulk load job in Embulk, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Certinia\lib).

Embulk supports JDBC connectivity, so you can easily connect to Certinia and execute SQL queries. Before creating a bulk load job, create a JDBC URL for authenticating with Certinia.

There are several authentication methods available for connecting to Certinia: login credentials, SSO, and OAuth.

Authenticating with a Login and Token

Set the User and Password to your login credentials. Additionally, set the SecurityToken. By default, the SecurityToken is required, but you can make it optional by allowing a range of trusted IP addresses.

To disable the security token:

  1. Log in to Certinia and enter "Network Access" in the Quick Find box in the setup section.
  2. Add your IP address to the list of trusted IP addresses.

To obtain the security token:

  1. Open the personal information page on certinia.com.
  2. Click the link to reset your security token. The token will be emailed to you.
  3. Specify the security token in the SecurityToken connection property or append it to the Password.

Authenticating with OAuth

If you do not have access to the user name and password or do not want to require them, use the OAuth user consent flow. See the OAuth section in the Help for an authentication guide.

Connecting to Certinia Sandbox Accounts

Set UseSandbox to true (false by default) to use a Certinia sandbox account. Ensure that you specify a sandbox user name in User.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.certinia.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Certinia:

jdbc:certinia:User=myUser;Password=myPassword;Security Token=myToken;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Load Certinia Data in Embulk

After installing the CData JDBC Driver and creating a JDBC connection string, install the required Embulk plugins.

Install Embulk Input & Output Plugins

  1. Install the JDBC Input Plugin in Embulk.
    https://github.com/embulk/embulk-input-jdbc/tree/master/embulk-input-jdbc
  2. embulk gem install embulk-input-jdbc
  3. In this article, we use MySQL as the destination database. You can also choose SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or Google BigQuery as the destination using the output Plugins.
    https://github.com/embulk/embulk-output-jdbc/tree/master/embulk-output-mysql embulk gem install embulk-output-mysql

With the input and output plugins installed, we are ready to load Certinia data into MySQL using Embulk.

Create a Job to Load Certinia Data

Start by creating a config file in Embulk, using a name like certinia-mysql.yml.

  1. For the input plugin options, use the CData JDBC Driver for Certinia, including the path to the driver JAR file, the driver class (e.g. cdata.jdbc.certinia.CertiniaDriver), and the JDBC URL from above
  2. For the output plugin options, use the values and credentials for the MySQL database

Sample Config File (certinia-mysql.yml)

in: type: jdbc driver_path: C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Certinia 20xx\lib\cdata.jdbc.certinia.jar driver_class: cdata.jdbc.certinia.CertiniaDriver url: jdbc:certinia:User=myUser;Password=myPassword;Security Token=myToken;InitiateOAuth=REFRESH table: "Account" out: type: mysql host: localhost database: DatabaseName user: UserId password: UserPassword table: "Account" mode: insert

After creating the file, run the Embulk job.

embulk run certinia-mysql.yml

After running the the Embulk job, find the Salesforce data in the MySQL table.

Load Filtered Certinia Data

In addition to loading data directly from a table, you can use a custom SQL query to have more granular control of the data loaded. You can also perform increment loads by setting a last updated column in a SQL WHERE clause in the query field.

in: type: jdbc driver_path: C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Certinia 20xx\lib\cdata.jdbc.certinia.jar driver_class: cdata.jdbc.certinia.CertiniaDriver url: jdbc:certinia:User=myUser;Password=myPassword;Security Token=myToken;InitiateOAuth=REFRESH query: "SELECT BillingState, Name FROM Account WHERE [RecordId] = 1" out: type: mysql host: localhost database: DatabaseName user: UserId password: UserPassword table: "Account" mode: insert

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