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Connect to EDGAR Online Data in Aqua Data Studio

Access EDGAR Online data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for EDGAR Online integrates EDGAR Online data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to EDGAR Online data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The EDGAR Online data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, EDGAR Online.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.edgaronline.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.edgaronline.EdgarOnlineDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:edgaronline: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      1. Navigate to https://developer.edgar-online.com/ and create an account.
      2. Register a new application and retrieve the AppKey. You should select one of the available Web APIs this application will use like HackPack, Insider Trades or Institutional Ownership.
        Note: HackPack is the most important Web API that an application can use since it supports a large number of endpoints. If you are getting the "Access Denied" error you must create a new app and select the correct Web API which supports the resource you are querying.
      3. After successfully creating a new app, you can access your keys through your "my account" area. Set the AppKey connection property value equal to the Key of your application.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.edgaronline.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:edgaronline:AppKey=20dd8ce9904d422ed89ebde1ad40d

Query EDGAR Online Data

You can now query the tables exposed.