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Connect to Oracle Sales Cloud Data in JRuby

Create a simple JRuby app with access to live Oracle Sales Cloud data.

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

Configure a JDBC Connection to Oracle Sales Cloud 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 Oracle Sales Cloud\lib).

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

OracleSalesCloud uses Basic authentication over SSL; after setting the following connection properties, you are ready to connect:

  • Username: Set this to the user name that you use to log into your Oracle Cloud service.
  • Password: Set this to your password.
  • HostURL: Set this to the Web address (URL) of your Oracle Cloud service.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.oraclesalescloud.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Oracle Sales Cloud:

jdbc:oraclesalescloud:HostURL=; Username=abc123; Password=abcdef;

Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to Oracle Sales Cloud Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: OracleSalesCloudSelect.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 Oracle Sales Cloud 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.oraclesalescloud.jar' url = "jdbc:oraclesalescloud:HostURL=; Username=abc123; Password=abcdef;" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT OptyId, Name FROM Opportunities") while ( do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

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

jruby -S OracleSalesCloudSelect.rb

Writing SQL-92 queries to Oracle Sales Cloud allows you to quickly and easily incorporate Oracle Sales Cloud data into your own JRuby applications. Download a free trial today!