Connect to Plaid Data in Aqua Data Studio

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Plaid JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Plaid account data including Assets, Investments, Liabilities, Transactions, and more!



Access Plaid data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for Plaid integrates Plaid data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Plaid data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The Plaid data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, Plaid.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.plaid.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.plaid.PlaidDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:plaid: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      You can connect to Plaid using the embedded OAuth connectivity. When you connect, the Plaid OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

      Optionally set the Account Id property to return data related to a specific Account.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.plaid.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:plaid:AccountId=123456789;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Plaid Data

You can now query the tables exposed.