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Connect to Salesforce Pardot Data in JRuby

Create a simple JRuby app with access to live Salesforce Pardot data.

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

Configure a JDBC Connection to Salesforce Pardot 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 Salesforce Pardot\lib).

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

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.

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Salesforce Pardot:

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

Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to Salesforce Pardot Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: SalesforcePardotSelect.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 Salesforce Pardot 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.salesforcepardot.jar' url = "jdbc:salesforcepardot:ApiVersion=4;User=YourUsername;Password=YourPassword;UserKey=YourUserKey;" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT Id, Email FROM Prospects") while (rs.next) do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

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

jruby -S SalesforcePardotSelect.rb

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