Access Oracle Service Cloud Data in Mule Applications Using the CData JDBC Driver

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Oracle Service Cloud JDBC Driver

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Create a simple Mule Application that uses HTTP and SQL with the CData JDBC Driver for Oracle Service Cloud to create a JSON endpoint for Oracle Service Cloud data.

The CData JDBC Driver for Oracle Service Cloud connects Oracle Service Cloud data to Mule applications enabling read , write, update, and delete functionality with familiar SQL queries. The JDBC Driver allows users to easily create Mule applications to backup, transform, report, and analyze Oracle Service Cloud data.

This article demonstrates how to use the CData JDBC Driver for Oracle Service Cloud inside of a Mule project to create a Web interface for Oracle Service Cloud data. The application created allows you to request Oracle Service Cloud data using an HTTP request and have the results returned as JSON. The exact same procedure outlined below can be used with any CData JDBC Driver to create a Web interface for the 200+ available data sources.

  1. Create a new Mule Project in Anypoint Studio.
  2. Add an HTTP Connector to the Message Flow.
  3. Configure the address for the HTTP Connector.
  4. Add a Database Select Connector to the same flow, after the HTTP Connector.
  5. Create a new Connection (or edit an existing one) and configure the properties.
    • Set Connection to "Generic Connection"
    • Select the CData JDBC Driver JAR file in the Required Libraries section (e.g. cdata.jdbc.oracleservicecloud.jar).
    • Set the URL to the connection string for Oracle Service Cloud

      Using Basic Authentication

      You must set the following to authenticate to Oracle Service Cloud:

      • Url: The Url of the account to connect to.
      • User: The username of the authenticating account.
      • Password: The password of the authenticating account.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.oracleservicecloud.jar

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

    • Set the Driver class name to cdata.jdbc.oracleservicecloud.OracleServiceCloudDriver.
    • Click Test Connection.
  6. Set the SQL Query Text to a SQL query to request Oracle Service Cloud data. For example: SELECT Id, LookupName FROM Accounts WHERE DisplayOrder = 12
  7. Add a Transform Message Component to the flow.
  8. Set the Output script to the following to convert the payload to JSON:
    %dw 2.0
    output application/json
  9. To view your Oracle Service Cloud data, navigate to the address you configured for the HTTP Connector (localhost:8081 by default): http://localhost:8081. The Oracle Service Cloud data is available as JSON in your Web browser and any other tools capable of consuming JSON endpoints.

At this point, you have a simple Web interface for working with Oracle Service Cloud data (as JSON data) in custom apps and a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools. Download a free, 30 day trial of the JDBC Driver for Oracle Service Cloud and see the CData difference in your Mule Applications today.