Manage IBM Cloud Data Engine Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for IBM Cloud Data Engine.

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

Integrate IBM Cloud Data Engine Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register IBM Cloud Data Engine 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.

    IBM Cloud Data Engine uses the OAuth and HMAC authentication standards. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.ibmclouddataengine.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:ibmclouddataengine:Api Key=MyAPIKey;Instance CRN=myInstanceCRN;Region=myRegion;Schema=mySchema;OAuth Client Id=myOAuthClientId;OAuth Client Secret=myOAuthClientSecret;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to IBM Cloud Data Engine data. IBM Cloud Data Engine entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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