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Create an EDGAR Online Data Source for Denodo Platform

Use the CData JDBC Driver for EDGAR Online to create a virtual data source for EDGAR Online data in the Denodo Virtual DataPort Administrator.

Denodo Platform is a data virtualization product providing a single point of contact for enterprise database data. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for EDGAR Online, Denodo users can work with live EDGAR Online data alongside other enterprise data sources. This article walks through creating a virtual data source for EDGAR Online in the Denodo Virtual DataPort Administrator.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live EDGAR Online data. When you issue complex SQL queries to EDGAR Online, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to EDGAR Online and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations). Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze EDGAR Online data using native data types.

Create an EDGAR Online Virtual Port

To connect to live EDGAR Online data from Denodo, you need to copy the JDBC Driver JAR file to the external library directory for Denodo and create a new JDBC Data Source from the Virtual DataPort Administrator tool.

  1. Download the CData JDBC Driver for EDGAR Online installer, unzip the package, and run the JAR file to install the driver.
  2. Copy the JAR File (and license file if it exists) from the installation location (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for EDGAR Online\lib\) to the Denodo external library directory (C:\Denodo\Denodo Platform\lib-external\jdbc-drivers\cdata-edgaronline-19).
  3. Open the Denodo Virtual DataPort Administrator tool and navigate to the Server Explorer tab.
  4. Right-click "admin" and select New -> Data source -> JDBC.
  5. Configure the JDBC Connection:
    • Name: your choice, e.g.: edgaronline
    • Database adapter: Generic
    • Driver class path: C:\Denodo\Denodo Platform\lib-external\jdbc-drivers\cdata-edgaronline-19
    • Driver class: cdata.jdbc.edgaronline.EdgarOnlineDriver
    • Database URI: Set this to a JDBC URL using the necessary connection properties. For example,

      jdbc:edgaronline:AppKey=20dd8ce9904d422ed89ebde1ad40d

      Information on creating the Database URI follows:

      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.

      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.
  6. Click the "Test connection" button to confirm the configuration and click Save.

View EDGAR Online Data in the VirtualPort Administrator Tool

After creating the data source, you can create a base view of EDGAR Online data for use in the Denodo Platform.

  1. Click the "Create base view" button in the newly created VirtualPort (admin.EdgarOnline).
  2. Expand the object tree and select the objects (tables) you wish to import.
  3. Click the "Create selected" button to create views of the EDGAR Online data.
    Optional: Click "Create associations from foreign keys" to define relationships between the objects.
  4. With the view(s) created, navigate to a table (cdata_edgaronline_subscriptions) in the Server Explorer and double-click the selected table.
  5. In the new tab, click "Execution panel" to open a query panel.
  6. Customize the query in the "Execute" tab or use the default:
    SELECT * FROM cdata_edgaronline_subscriptions CONTEXT ('i18n'='us_est', 'cache_wait_for_load'='true')
    
  7. Click Execute to view the data.

With the base view created, you can now work with live EDGAR Online data like you would any other data source in Denodo Platform, for example, querying EDGAR Online in the Denodo Data Catalog.

Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for EDGAR Online and start working with your live EDGAR Online data in Denodo Platform. Reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions.