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Connect to OData Services in RazorSQL

Connect to OData from wizards and query OData services from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for OData enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to OData using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for OData Services

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.odata.ODataDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:odata: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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 JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:odata:URL=http://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc;UseIdUrl=True;OData Version=4.0;Data Format=ATOM;

Query OData Services and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.