Connect to CockroachDB Data in RazorSQL

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CockroachDB JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with CockroachDB.



Connect to CockroachDB from wizards and query CockroachDB data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for CockroachDB enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to CockroachDB using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for CockroachDB Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.cockroachdb.CockroachDBDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:cockroachdb: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Set the following to connect to CockroachDB.

      • Server: The host name or IP address of the server.
      • Port: The port number of the CockroachDB server. If not specified, the default port is 26257.
      • Database: The name of the Cockroach database. If not specified, you connect to the user's default database.
      • User: The Cockroach DB user account used to authenticate.
      • Password: The password used to authenticate the user.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.cockroachdb.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:cockroachdb:User=root;Password=root;Database=system;Server=localhost;Port=26257

Query CockroachDB Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.