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Connect to Phoenix Data in RazorSQL

Connect to Phoenix from wizards and query Phoenix data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Phoenix enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to Phoenix using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Phoenix Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.apachephoenix.ApachePhoenixDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:apachephoenix: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Connect to Apache Phoenix via the Phoenix Query Server. Set the Server and Port (if different from the default port) properties to connect to Apache Phoenix. The Server property will typically be the host name or IP address of the server hosting Apache Phoenix.

      Authenticating to Apache Phoenix

      By default, no authentication will be used (plain). If authentication is configured for your server, set AuthScheme to NEGOTIATE and set the User and Password properties (if necessary) to authenticate through Kerberos.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.apachephoenix.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:apachephoenix:Server=localhost;Port=8765;

Query Phoenix Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.