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Manage OData Services in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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

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

Integrate OData Services into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register OData services 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 OData user credentials. In addition, you will need to specify a URL to a valid OData server organization root or OData services file.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.odata.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:odata:URL=http://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc;UseIdUrl=True;OData Version=4.0;Data Format=ATOM;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to OData services. OData entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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