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Connect to MongoDB Data in RazorSQL

Connect to MongoDB from wizards and query MongoDB data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for MongoDB enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to MongoDB using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for MongoDB Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.mongodb.MongoDBDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:mongodb: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Set the Server, Database, User, and Password connection properties to connect to MongoDB. To access MongoDB collections as tables you can use automatic schema discovery or write your own schema definitions. Schemas are defined in .rsd files, which have a simple format. You can also execute free-form queries that are not tied to the schema.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.mongodb.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:mongodb:Server=MyServer;Port=27017;Database=test;User=test;Password=Password;

Query MongoDB Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.