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How to set Kintone data as a JDBC data source in FineReport.

The CData JDBC Driver for Kintone fully implements the JDBC standard and can provide Kintone data connectivity to a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools and custom applications. In this article, we explain how to set Kintone data as JDBC data source in FineReport and view Kintone data as a table in the Report Designer.

Set Up a JDBC Data Source of Kintone Data

Follow the instruction below to set Kintone data as a FineReport database connection.

  1. Copy the cdata.jdbc.kintone.jar file from the lib folder in the CData JDBC Driver for Kintone installation directory to the lib folder of the FineReport installation directory. You will need to copy the cdata.jdbc.kintone.lic file as well.
  2. From the Server tab, select Define Data Connection, click to add a new connection, and click JDBC.

Next we will set up the data connection definition in the window.

  1. Database: Others
  2. JDBC Driver: cdata.jdbc.kintone.Kintone Driver
  3. URL: A standard JDBC connection string using semicolon-separated connection properties.

    In addition to the authentication values, set the following parameters to connect to and retrieve data from Kintone:

    • Url: The URL of your account.
    • GuestSpaceId: Optional. Set this when using a guest space.

    Authennticating with Kintone

    Kintone supports the following authentication methods.

    Using Password Authentication

    You must set the following to authenticate:

    • User: The username of your account.
    • Password: The password of your account.

    Using Basic Authentication

    If the basic authentication security feature is set on the domain, supply the additional login credentials with BasicAuthUser and BasicAuthPassword. Basic authentication requires these credentials in addition to User and Password.

    Using Client SSL

    Instead of basic authentication, you can specify a client certificate to authenticate. Set SSLClientCert, SSLClientCertType, SSLClientCertSubject, and SSLClientCertPassword. Additionally, set User and Password to your login credentials.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.kintone.jar

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

    When you configure the JDBC URL, 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.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:kintone:User=myuseraccount;Password=mypassword;Url=http://subdomain.domain.com;GuestSpaceId=myspaceid
  4. Click Connection pool attributes and set Test before getting connections to No.

Click Test connection to ensure you have configured the connection properly. With the connection to Kintone set up, you can use it as FineReport data source.

Select Kintone Data in the Report Designer.

  1. Click to add a new template data set and select DB query to open the database query window.
  2. Choose the JDBC connection that you created from the dropdown list.
  3. The Kintone entities will appear as tables on the left pane.
  4. Write a SELECT statement for the Kintone data tables and columns that you want to load.
  5. Click preview and data is shown as table.

With these simple steps, Kintone can be used as a JDBC data source in FineReport.