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Connect to DocuSign Data in RapidMiner

Integrate DocuSign data with standard components and data source configuration wizards in RapidMiner Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for DocuSign into your processes in RapidMiner. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for DocuSign to transfer DocuSign data to a process in RapidMiner.

Connect to DocuSign in RapidMiner as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to DocuSign:

  1. Add a new database driver for DocuSign: Click Connections -> Manage Database Drivers.
  2. In the resulting wizard, click the Add button and enter a name for the connection.
  3. Enter the prefix for the JDBC URL: jdbc:docusign:
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.docusign.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Enter the driver class: cdata.jdbc.docusign.DocuSignDriver
  6. Create a new DocuSign connection: Click Connections -> Manage Database Connections.
  7. Enter a name for your connection.
  8. For Database System, select the DocuSign driver you configured previously.
  9. Enter your connection string in the Host box.

    To connect to DocuSign, set the following connection properties:

    • UseSandbox: indicates whether current user account is sandbox or not (FALSE by default)
    • AccountId (optional): set it in the connection string if you have access to multiple Account Ids

    Authenticating to DocuSign

    DocuSign uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the Help documentation more information.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.docusign.jar

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

    A typical connection string is below:

    OAuthClientId=MyClientId; OAuthClientSecret=MyClientSecret; CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333; InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  10. Enter your username and password if necessary.

You can now use your DocuSign connection with the various RapidMiner operators in your process. To retrieve DocuSign data, drag the Retrieve operator from the Operators view. With the Retrieve operator selected, you can then define which table to retrieve in the Parameters view by clicking the folder icon next to the "repository entry." In the resulting Repository Browser, you can expand your connection node to select the desired example set.

Finally, wire the output to the Retrieve process to a result, and run the process to see the DocuSign data.