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Connect to Exact Online Data and Transfer Data in Talend

Integrate Exact Online data with standard components and data source configuration wizards in Talend Open Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for Exact Online into your workflow in Talend. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for Exact Online to transfer Exact Online data in a job flow in Talend.

Connect to Exact Online in Talend as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to Exact Online:

  1. Add a new database connection to Exact Online data: To add a new connection, expand the Metadata node, right-click the Db Connections node, and then click Create Connection.
  2. In the resulting wizard, enter a name for the connection.
  3. On the next page, select Generic JDBC from the DB Type menu and enter 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.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:exactonline:Region='United States';Division=5512;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.exactonline.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Right-click the connection and then click Retrieve Schema.
  6. Click Next with the default options to select the tables you want to import.
  7. Finish the wizard with the default options.

Output the Accounts Table to a Flat File

You can follow the procedure below to transfer the Accounts table to a flat file output component:

  1. In the Table Schemas node, drag the tables to the workspace.
  2. In the dialog that is displayed, select the tJDBCInput component.
  3. Next, drag a tFileOutputDelimited component from the Business Intelligence tab of the Palette into the workspace.
  4. Right-click the Accounts tJDBCInput component and drag a vector to the output file.

Run the project to transfer the data.