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Integrate Kintone Data in the Pentaho Report Designer

Publish reports based on Kintone data in the Pentaho BI tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Kintone data enables access to live data from dashboards and reports. This article shows how to connect to Kintone data as a JDBC data source and publish reports based on Kintone data in Pentaho.

Connect and Create a Report

  1. Copy the JAR file of the driver, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory, to the \Report-Designer\lib\jdbc\ folder in the Pentaho directory.
  2. Run the report-designer.bat file in the \Report-Designer\ folder to open the Report-Designer UI.
  3. Create a new data source with the driver by clicking Data -> Add Data Source -> Advanced -> JDBC (Custom) and then creating a new Kintone connection. In the resulting dialog, configure the connection properties as shown below.

    • Custom Connection URL property: Enter the JDBC URL. This starts with jdbc:kintone: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of 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.

      Below is a typical JDBC URL:

      jdbc:kintone:User=myuseraccount;Password=mypassword;Url=http://subdomain.domain.com;GuestSpaceId=myspaceid
    • Custom Driver Class Name: Enter cdata.jdbc.kintone.KintoneDriver.
    • User Name: The username to authenticate with.
    • Password: The password to authenticate with.

Add Kintone Data to a Report

You are now ready to create a report with Kintone data.

  1. Add the Kintone source to your report: Click Data -> Add Data Source -> JDBC and select the data source.

  2. Configure the query. This article uses the one below:

    SELECT CreatorName, Text FROM Comments WHERE AppId = '1354841'
  3. Drag a chart onto your report and double-click it to edit the chart. Run the report to display the chart. You can use the results of this query to create a simple chart for the Comments table.
  4. Finally, run the report to see the chart.