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Manage IBM Cloud SQL Query Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for IBM Cloud SQL Query.

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

Integrate IBM Cloud SQL Query Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register IBM Cloud SQL Query 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 SQL 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 SQL Query JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.ibmcloudsqlquery.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:ibmcloudsqlquery: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 SQL Query data. IBM Cloud SQL Query entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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