Manage Exact Online Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Exact Online JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Exact Online account data including Contacts, Opportunities, Accounts, and more!



Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Exact Online.

The CData JDBC Driver for Exact Online seamlessly integrates Exact Online data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Exact Online data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Exact Online in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Exact Online Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Exact Online data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    Exact Online uses the OAuth authentication standard. The InitiateOAuth connection property facilitates the OAuth flow -- by default, this is set to GETANDREFRESH. You can also use the embedded OAuth credentials or you can register an OAuth app with Exact to obtain your own. In addition to the OAuth values, provide the Region. If Division is not set, the default Division is determined.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.exactonline.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:exactonline:Region='United States';Division=5512;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Exact Online data. Exact Online entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Exact Online data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Exact Online API.