Manage Microsoft Project Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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MS Project JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Microsoft Project data including Tasks, Issues, Projects, Deliverables, and more!

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Microsoft Project.

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

Integrate Microsoft Project Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Microsoft Project 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.

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid Microsoft Project user credentials. In addition, you will need to specify a URL to a valid Microsoft Project server organization root or Microsoft Project services file.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.microsoftproject.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Microsoft Project data. Microsoft Project entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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