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Create a Data Access Object for Odoo Data using JDBI

A brief overview of creating a SQL Object API for Odoo data in JDBI.

JDBI is a SQL convenience library for Java that exposes two different style APIs, a fluent style and a SQL object style. The CData JDBC Driver for Odoo integrates connectivity to live Odoo data in Java applications. By pairing these technologies, you gain simple, programmatic access to Odoo data. This article walks through building a basic Data Access Object (DAO) and the accompanying code to read and write Odoo data.

Create a DAO for the Odoo res_users Entity

The interface below declares the desired behavior for the SQL object to create a single method for each SQL statement to be implemented.

public interface Myres_usersDAO { //insert new data into Odoo @SqlUpdate("INSERT INTO res_users (id, email) values (:id, :email)") void insert(@Bind("id") String id, @Bind("email") String email); //request specific data from Odoo (String type is used for simplicity) @SqlQuery("SELECT email FROM res_users WHERE id = :id") String findemailByid(@Bind("id") String id); /* * close with no args is used to close the connection */ void close(); }

Open a Connection to Odoo

Collect the necessary connection properties and construct the appropriate JDBC URL for connecting to Odoo.

To connect, set the Url to a valid Odoo site, User and Password to the connection details of the user you are connecting with, and Database to the Odoo database.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.odoo.jar

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

A connection string for Odoo will typically look like the following:


Use the configured JDBC URL to obtain an instance of the DAO interface. The particular method shown below will open a handle bound to the instance, so the instance needs to be closed explicitly to release the handle and the bound JDBC connection.

DBI dbi = new DBI("jdbc:odoo:User=MyUser;Password=MyPassword;URL=http://MyOdooSite/;Database=MyDatabase;"); Myres_usersDAO dao =; //do stuff with the DAO dao.close();

Read Odoo Data

With the connection open to Odoo, simply call the previously defined method to retrieve data from the res_users entity in Odoo.

//disply the result of our 'find' method String email = dao.findemailByid("1"); System.out.println(email);

Write Odoo Data

It is also simple to write data to Odoo, using the previously defined method.

//add a new entry to the res_users entity dao.insert(newid, newemail);

Since the JDBI library is able to work with JDBC connections, you can easily produce a SQL Object API for Odoo by integrating with the CData JDBC Driver for Odoo. Download a free trial and work with live Odoo data in custom Java applications today.