Connect to Epicor Kinetic Data in as an External Source in Dremio

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Use the CData JDBC Driver to connect to Epicor Kinetic as an External Source in Dremio.

The CData JDBC Driver for Epicor Kinetic implements JDBC Standards and allows various applications, including Dremio, to work with live Epicor Kinetic data. Dremio is a data lakehouse platform designed to empower self-service, interactive analytics on the data lake. With the CData JDBC Driver, you can include live Epicor Kinetic data as a part of your enterprise data lake. This article describes how to connect to Epicor Kinetic data from Dremio as an External Source.

The CData JDBC Driver enables high-speed access to live Epicor Kinetic data in Dremio. Once you install the driver, authenticate with Epicor Kinetic and gain immediate access to Epicor Kinetic data within your data lake. By surfacing Epicor Kinetic data using native data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, the CData JDBC Driver grants seamless access to Epicor Kinetic data.

Build the ARP Connector

To use the CData JDBC Driver in Dremio, you need to build an Advanced Relation Pushdown (ARP) Connector. You can view the source code for the Connector on GitHub or download the ZIP file ( directly. Once you copy or extract the files, run the following command from the root directory of the connector (the directory containing the pom.xml file) to build the connector.

mvn clean install

Once the JAR file for the connector is built (in the target directory), you are ready to copy the ARP connector and JDBC Driver to your Dremio instance.

Installing the Connector and JDBC Driver

Install the ARP Connector to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/ and the JDBC Driver for Epicor Kinetic to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/3rdparty. You can use commands similar to the following:

ARP Connector

docker cp PATH\TO\dremio-epicorkinetic-plugin-20.0.0.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/

JDBC Driver for Epicor Kinetic

docker cp PATH\TO\cdata.jdbc.epicorkinetic.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/3rdparty/

Connecting to Epicor Kinetic

Epicor Kinetic will now appear as an External Source option in Dremio. The ARP Connector built uses a JDBC URL to connect to Epicor Kinetic data. The JDBC Driver has a built-in connection string designer that you can use (see below).

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.epicorkinetic.jar

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

To successfully connect to your ERP instance, you must specify the following connection properties:

  • Url:the URL of the server hosting your ERP instance. For example,
  • ERPInstance: the name of your ERP instance.
  • User: the username of your account.
  • Password: the password of your account.
  • Service: the service you want to retrieve data from. For example, BaqSvc.

In addition, you may also set the optional connection properties:

  • ApiKey: An optional key that may be required for connection to some services depending on your account configuration.
  • ApiVersion: Defaults to v1. May be set to v2 to use the newer Epicor API.
  • Company: Required if you set the ApiVersion to v2.

NOTE: To use the JDBC Driver in Dremio, you will need a license (full or trial) and a Runtime Key (RTK). For more information on obtaining this license (or a trial), contact our sales team.

Add the Runtime Key (RTK) to the JDBC URL. You will end up with a JDBC URL similar to the following:


Access Epicor Kinetic as an External Source

To add Epicor Kinetic as an External Source, click to add a new source and select epicorKinetic. Copy the JDBC URL and paste it into the New epicorKinetic Source wizard.

Save the connection and you are ready to query live Epicor Kinetic data in Dremio, easily incorporating Epicor Kinetic data into your data lake.

More Information & Free Trial

Using the CData JDBC Driver for Epicor Kinetic in Dremio, you can incorporate live Epicor Kinetic data into your data lake. Check out our Epicor Kinetic connectivity page for more information about connecting to Epicor Kinetic. Download a free, 30 day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Epicor Kinetic and get started today.