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How to set Exact Online data as a JDBC data source in FineReport.

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

Set Up a JDBC Data Source of Exact Online Data

Follow the instruction below to set Exact Online data as a FineReport database connection.

  1. Copy the cdata.jdbc.exactonline.jar file from the lib folder in the CData JDBC Driver for Exact Online installation directory to the lib folder of the FineReport installation directory. You will need to copy the cdata.jdbc.exactonline.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.exactonline.ExactOnline Driver
  3. URL: A standard JDBC connection string using semicolon-separated connection properties.

    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.

    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:exactonline:Region='United States';Division=5512;
  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 Exact Online set up, you can use it as FineReport data source.

Select Exact Online 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 Exact Online entities will appear as tables on the left pane.
  4. Write a SELECT statement for the Exact Online data tables and columns that you want to load.
  5. Click preview and data is shown as table.

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