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Feed Oracle Eloqua Data into FineReport

How to set Oracle Eloqua data as a JDBC data source in FineReport.

The CData JDBC Driver for Oracle Eloqua fully implements the JDBC standard and can provide Oracle Eloqua data connectivity to a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools and custom applications. In this article, we explain how to set Oracle Eloqua data as JDBC data source in FineReport and view Oracle Eloqua data as a table in the Report Designer.

Set Up a JDBC Data Source of Oracle Eloqua Data

Follow the instruction below to set Oracle Eloqua data as a FineReport database connection.

  1. Copy the cdata.jdbc.oracleeloqua.jar file from the lib folder in the CData JDBC Driver for Oracle Eloqua installation directory to the lib folder of the FineReport installation directory. You will need to copy the cdata.jdbc.oracleeloqua.lic file as well.
  2. From the Server tab, select Define Data Connection, click to add a new connection, and click JDBC.

Next we will set up the data connection definition in the window.

  1. Database: Others
  2. JDBC Driver: cdata.jdbc.oracleeloqua.OracleEloqua Driver
  3. URL: A standard JDBC connection string using semicolon-separated connection properties.

    There are two authentication methods available for connecting to Oracle Eloqua: Login and OAuth. The Login method requires you to have the Company, User, and Password of the user.

    If you do not have access to the username and password or do not wish to require them, you can use OAuth authentication. OAuth is better suited for allowing other users to access their own data. Using login credentials is better suited for accessing your own data.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.oracleeloqua.jar

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

    When you configure the JDBC URL, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:oracleeloqua:User=user;Password=password;Company=CData;
  4. Click Connection pool attributes and set Test before getting connections to No.

Click Test connection to ensure you have configured the connection properly. With the connection to Oracle Eloqua set up, you can use it as FineReport data source.

Select Oracle Eloqua Data in the Report Designer.

  1. Click to add a new template data set and select DB query to open the database query window.
  2. Choose the JDBC connection that you created from the dropdown list.
  3. The Oracle Eloqua entities will appear as tables on the left pane.
  4. Write a SELECT statement for the Oracle Eloqua data tables and columns that you want to load.
  5. Click preview and data is shown as table.

With these simple steps, Oracle Eloqua can be used as a JDBC data source in FineReport.