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Manage Dropbox Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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

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

Integrate Dropbox Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Dropbox 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.

    Dropbox uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you can use the embedded credentials or register an app with Dropbox.

    See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.dropbox.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:dropbox:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Dropbox data. Dropbox entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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