Connect to NetSuite Data in JRuby

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Create a simple JRuby app with access to live NetSuite data.

JRuby is a high-performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. The CData JDBC Driver for NetSuite makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live NetSuite data in JRuby. This article shows how to create a simple JRuby app that connects to NetSuite data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Configure a JDBC Connection to NetSuite Data

Before creating the app, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for NetSuite\lib).

JRuby natively supports JDBC, so you can easily connect to NetSuite and execute SQL queries. Initialize the JDBC connection with the getConnection function of the java.sql.DriverManager class.

The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid NetSuite user credentials. In addition, the AccountId must be set to the ID of a company account that can be used by the specified User. The RoleId can be optionally specified to log in the user with limited permissions.

See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information on connecting to NetSuite.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.netsuite.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for NetSuite:

jdbc:netsuite:Account Id=XABC123456;Password=password;User=user;Role Id=3;Version=2013_1;

Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to NetSuite Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: NetSuiteSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

require 'java' require 'rubygems' require 'C:/Program Files/CData/CData JDBC Driver for NetSuite 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.netsuite.jar' url = "jdbc:netsuite:Account Id=XABC123456;Password=password;User=user;Role Id=3;Version=2013_1;" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT CustomerName, SalesOrderTotal FROM SalesOrder") while (rs.next) do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

With the file completed, you are ready to display your NetSuite data with JRuby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

jruby -S NetSuiteSelect.rb

Writing SQL-92 queries to NetSuite allows you to quickly and easily incorporate NetSuite data into your own JRuby applications. Download a free trial today!