Manage Excel Services Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Excel Services JDBC Driver

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Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Excel Services.

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

Integrate Excel Services Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Excel Services 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.

    The URL, User, and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid credentials for SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2010, or SharePoint 2013. Additionally, the Library property must be set to a valid SharePoint Document Library and the File property must be set to a valid .xlsx file in the indicated Library.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.excelservices.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Excel Services data. Excel Services entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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