Connect to Salesforce Pardot Data in IntelliJ

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Salesforce Pardot JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Salesforce Pardot.



Integrate connectivity to Salesforce Pardot data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for Salesforce Pardot enables you to access Salesforce Pardot as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to Salesforce Pardot data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for Salesforce Pardot

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to Salesforce Pardot data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.salesforcepardot.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.salesforcepardot.SalesforcePardotDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:salesforcepardot: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      Salesforce Pardot supports connecting through API Version, Username, Password and User Key.

      • ApiVersion: The Salesforce Pardot API version which the provided account can access. Defaults to 4.
      • User: The Username of the Salesforce Pardot account.
      • Password: The Password of the Salesforce Pardot account.
      • UserKey: The unique User Key for the Salesforce Pardot account. This key does not expire.
      • IsDemoAccount (optional): Set to TRUE to connect to a demo account.

      Accessing the Pardot User Key

      The User Key of the current account may be accessed by going to Settings -> My Profile, under the API User Key row.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.salesforcepardot.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:salesforcepardot:ApiVersion=4;User=YourUsername;Password=YourPassword;UserKey=YourUserKey;

Edit and Save Salesforce Pardot Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor. You can also modify records in the Table Editor.