Connect to Exact Online Data in RazorSQL

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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!



Connect to Exact Online from wizards and query Exact Online data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Exact Online enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to Exact Online using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Exact Online Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.exactonline.ExactOnlineDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:exactonline: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of 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.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:exactonline:Region='United States';Division=5512;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Exact Online Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.