Manage PowerShell Scripts in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for PowerShell.

The CData JDBC Driver for PowerShell seamlessly integrates PowerShell scripts into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access PowerShell scripts as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for PowerShell in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate PowerShell Scripts into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register PowerShell scripts as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    The ScriptLocation, under the Data section, must be set to a valid script location.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.powershell.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:powershell:ScriptLocation='%Public%\Documents\CData PowerShell Scripts';ExecuteQuery=True;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to PowerShell scripts. PowerShell entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with PowerShell scripts as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the PowerShell API.