Access Live DocuSign Data in TIBCO Data Virtualization

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Use the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for DocuSign to create a DocuSign data source in TIBCO Data Virtualization Studio and gain access to live DocuSign data from your TDV Server.

TIBCO Data Virtualization (TDV) is an enterprise data virtualization solution that orchestrates access to multiple and varied data sources. When paired with the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for DocuSign, you get federated access to live DocuSign data directly within TIBCO Data Virtualization. This article walks through deploying an adapter and creating a new data source based on DocuSign.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData TIBCO DV Adapter offers unmatched performance for interacting with live DocuSign data. When you issue complex SQL queries to DocuSign, the adapter pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to DocuSign. Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze DocuSign data using native data types.

Deploy the DocuSign TIBCO DV Adapter

  1. In a console, navigate to the bin folder in the TDV Server installation directory. If there is a current version of the adapter installed, you will need to undeploy it.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -undeploy -version 1 -name DocuSign
    
  2. Extract the CData TIBCO DV Adapter to a local folder and deploy the JAR file (tdv.docusign.jar) to the server from the extract location.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -deploy -package /PATH/TO/tdv.docusign.jar
    

You may need to restart the server to ensure the new JAR file is loaded properly, which can be accomplished by running the composite.bat script located at: C:\Program Files\TIBCO\TDV Server <version>\bin. Note that reauthenticating to the TDV Studio is required after restarting the server.

Sample Restart Call

.\composite.bat monitor restart

Authenticate with DocuSign Using OAuth

Since DocuSign authenticates using the OAuth protocol and TDV Studio does not support browser-based authentication internally, you will need to create and run a simple Java application to retrieve the OAuth tokens. Once retrieved, the tokens are used to connect to DocuSign directly from the adapter.

The following code sample shows how to authenticate with DocuSign. You will simply need to execute the Java application with the tdv.docusign.jar file in the class path.

DocuSignOAuth oauth = new DocuSignOAuth();  
oauth.generateOAuthSettingsFile("InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;" + 
                                  "OAuthClientId=MyClientId; OAuthClientSecret=MyClientSecret; 
CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;
" + 
                                  "OAuthSettingsLocation=C:\docusign\OAuthSettings.txt;");

Once you deploy the adapter and authenticate, you can create a new data source for DocuSign in TDV Studio.

Create a DocuSign Data Source in TDV Studio

With the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for DocuSign, you can easily create a data source for DocuSign and introspect the data source to add resources to TDV.

Create the Data Source

  1. Right-click on the folder you wish to add the data source to and select New -> New Data Source.
  2. Scroll until you find the adapter (e.g. DocuSign) and click Next.
  3. Name the data source (e.g. CData DocuSign Source).
  4. Fill in the required connection properties.

    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.

    NOTE: Set the OAuthSettingsLocation property in the DV Adapter to the same value you used when performing the OAuth authentication (see above).

  5. Click Create & Close.

Introspect the Data Source

Once the data source is created, you can introspect the data source by right-clicking and selecting Open. In the dashboard, click Add/Remove Resources and select the Tables, Views, and Stored Procedures to include as part of the data source. Click Next and Finish to add the selected DocuSign tables, views, and stored procedures as resources.

After creating and introspecting the data source, you are ready to work with DocuSign data in TIBCO Data Virtualization just like you would any other relational data source. You can create views, query using SQL, publish the data source, and more.