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Manage Salesforce Chatter Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Salesforce Chatter.

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

Integrate Salesforce Chatter Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Salesforce Chatter 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.

    Salesforce Chatter uses OAuth 2.0 authentication. To authenticate to Salesforce Chatter via OAuth 2.0, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with Salesforce Chatter.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.salesforcechatter.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:salesforcechatter:OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:343343;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Salesforce Chatter data. Salesforce Chatter entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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