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Connect to Odoo Data in JRuby

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

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

Configure a JDBC Connection to Odoo 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 Odoo\lib).

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

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.

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Odoo:

jdbc:odoo:User=MyUser;Password=MyPassword;URL=http://MyOdooSite/;Database=MyDatabase;

Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to Odoo Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: OdooSelect.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 Odoo 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.odoo.jar' url = "jdbc:odoo:User=MyUser;Password=MyPassword;URL=http://MyOdooSite/;Database=MyDatabase;" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT name, email FROM res_users") while (rs.next) do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

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

jruby -S OdooSelect.rb

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