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Manage Open Exchange Rates Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Open Exchange Rates.

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

Integrate Open Exchange Rates Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Open Exchange Rates data 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 Open Exchange Rates API supports basic authentication with an App Id. After you register, your App Id is displayed in your account dashboard. Set this to the AppId connection property.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.openexchangerates.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:openexchangerates:AppId=abc1234;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Open Exchange Rates data. Open Exchange Rates entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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