Connect to EnterpriseDB Data in JRuby

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Create a simple JRuby app with access to live EnterpriseDB data.

JRuby is a high-performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. The CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live EnterpriseDB data in JRuby. This article shows how to create a simple JRuby app that connects to EnterpriseDB data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Configure a JDBC Connection to EnterpriseDB Data

Before creating the app, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB\lib).

JRuby natively supports JDBC, so you can easily connect to EnterpriseDB and execute SQL queries. Initialize the JDBC connection with the getConnection function of the java.sql.DriverManager class.

The following connection properties are required in order to connect to data.

  • Server: The host name or IP of the server hosting the EnterpriseDB database.
  • Port: The port of the server hosting the EnterpriseDB database.

You can also optionally set the following:

  • Database: The default database to connect to when connecting to the EnterpriseDB Server. If this is not set, the user's default database will be used.

Connect Using Standard Authentication

To authenticate using standard authentication, set the following:

  • User: The user which will be used to authenticate with the EnterpriseDB server.
  • Password: The password which will be used to authenticate with the EnterpriseDB server.

Connect Using SSL Authentication

You can leverage SSL authentication to connect to EnterpriseDB data via a secure session. Configure the following connection properties to connect to data:

  • SSLClientCert: Set this to the name of the certificate store for the client certificate. Used in the case of 2-way SSL, where truststore and keystore are kept on both the client and server machines.
  • SSLClientCertPassword: If a client certificate store is password-protected, set this value to the store's password.
  • SSLClientCertSubject: The subject of the TLS/SSL client certificate. Used to locate the certificate in the store.
  • SSLClientCertType: The certificate type of the client store.
  • SSLServerCert: The certificate to be accepted from the server.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.enterprisedb.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for EnterpriseDB:

jdbc:enterprisedb:User=postgres;Password=admin;Database=postgres;Server=127.0.0.1;Port=5444

Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to EnterpriseDB Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: EnterpriseDBSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

require 'java' require 'rubygems' require 'C:/Program Files/CData/CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.enterprisedb.jar' url = "jdbc:enterprisedb:User=postgres;Password=admin;Database=postgres;Server=127.0.0.1;Port=5444" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT ShipName, ShipCity FROM Orders") while (rs.next) do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

With the file completed, you are ready to display your EnterpriseDB data with JRuby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

jruby -S EnterpriseDBSelect.rb

Writing SQL-92 queries to EnterpriseDB allows you to quickly and easily incorporate EnterpriseDB data into your own JRuby applications. Download a free trial today!