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Use the CData ODBC Driver for HPCC Systems in SAS JMP

You can use the CData ODBC Driver to integrate HPCC Systems data into the statistical analysis tools available in SAS JMP. This article shows how to use HPCC Systems data in the Graph Builder and Query Builder.

You can use the CData ODBC Driver for HPCC Systems to integrate live data into your statistical analysis with SAS JMP. The driver proxies your queries directly to the HPCC Systems API, ensuring that your analysis reflects any changes to the data. The CData ODBC Driver supports the standard SQL used by JMP in the background as you design reports.

This article shows how to access HPCC Systems data into a report and create data visualization. It also shows how to use SQL to query HPCC Systems data from the JMP Query Builder.

Access HPCC Systems Data as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

To connect, set the following connection properties: Set URL to the machine name or IP address of the server and the port the server is running on, for example, https://server:port. The User and Password are required to authenticate to the HPCC Systems cluster specified in the URL. Note that LDAP authentication is not currently supported by our ODBC driver.

Set Version to the WsSQL Web server version. Note that if you have not already done so, you will need to install the WsSQL service on the HPCC Systems server. The WsSQL Web service is used to interact with the underlying HPCC Systems platform.

Set Cluster to the target cluster.

When you configure the DSN, 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.

Import HPCC Systems Data with the Query Builder

After you have created the HPCC Systems DSN, you can use SQL to invoke the capabilities of the HPCC Systems API. Follow the steps below to execute some supported queries in the Query Builder:

  1. In SAS JMP, click File -> Database -> Query Builder. The Select Database Connection dialog is displayed.
  2. Click New Connection.
  3. On the Machine Data Source tab, select the DSN. In the next step, the Select Tables for Query dialog is displayed.
  4. In the Available Tables section, select a table and click Primary.
  5. As you drag Available Columns to the Included Columns tab, the underlying SQL query is updated.
  6. Click Run Query to display the data.
  7. To refresh the results with the current data, right-click Update from Database and click Run Script.

Visualize HPCC Systems Data

After importing, you can use the Graph Builder to create graphs visually. To open the Graph Builder, click the Graph Builder button in the toolbar.

  1. Drag a dimension column onto the x axis. For example, CustomerName.
  2. Drag a measure column onto the y axis. For example, Price.
  3. Select a chart type. For example, a bar chart.