Manage MySQL Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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MySQL JDBC Driver

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

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

Integrate MySQL Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register MySQL 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 Server and Port properties must be set to a MySQL server. If IntegratedSecurity is set to false, then User and Password must be set to valid user credentials. Optionally, Database can be set to connect to a specific database. If not set, tables from all databases will be returned.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.mysql.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:mysql:User=myUser;Password=myPassword;Database=NorthWind;Server=myServer;Port=3306;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to MySQL data. MySQL entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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