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Connect to CSV Data in IntelliJ

Integrate connectivity to CSV data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for CSV enables you to access CSV as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to CSV data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for CSV

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to CSV data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.csv.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.csv.CSVDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:csv: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      The DataSource property must be set to a valid local folder name.

      Also, specify the IncludeFiles property to work with text files having extensions that differ from .csv, .tab, or .txt. Specify multiple file extensions in a comma-separated list. You can also set Extended Properties compatible with the Microsoft Jet OLE DB 4.0 driver. Alternatively, you can provide the format of text files in a Schema.ini file.

      Set UseRowNumbers to true if you are deleting or updating in CSV. This will create a new column with the name RowNumber which will be used as key for that table.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.csv.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:csv:DataSource=MyCSVFilesFolder;

Edit and Save CSV Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor.