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Connect to OData Services in RapidMiner

Integrate OData services with standard components and data source configuration wizards in RapidMiner Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for OData into your processes in RapidMiner. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for OData to transfer OData services to a process in RapidMiner.

Connect to OData in RapidMiner as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to OData:

  1. Add a new database driver for OData: Click Connections -> Manage Database Drivers.
  2. In the resulting wizard, click the Add button and enter a name for the connection.
  3. Enter the prefix for the JDBC URL: jdbc:odata:
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.odata.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Enter the driver class: cdata.jdbc.odata.ODataDriver
  6. Create a new OData connection: Click Connections -> Manage Database Connections.
  7. Enter a name for your connection.
  8. For Database System, select the OData driver you configured previously.
  9. Enter your connection string in the Host box.

    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.

    A typical connection string is below:

    URL=http://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc;UseIdUrl=True;OData Version=4.0;Data Format=ATOM;
  10. Enter your username and password if necessary.

You can now use your OData connection with the various RapidMiner operators in your process. To retrieve OData services, drag the Retrieve operator from the Operators view. With the Retrieve operator selected, you can then define which table to retrieve in the Parameters view by clicking the folder icon next to the "repository entry." In the resulting Repository Browser, you can expand your connection node to select the desired example set.

Finally, wire the output to the Retrieve process to a result, and run the process to see the OData services.