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Connect to QuickBooks Online Data in RapidMiner

Integrate QuickBooks Online data with standard components and data source configuration wizards in RapidMiner Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for QuickBooks Online into your processes in RapidMiner. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for QuickBooks Online to transfer QuickBooks Online data to a process in RapidMiner.

Connect to QuickBooks Online in RapidMiner as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to QuickBooks Online:

  1. Add a new database driver for QuickBooks Online: Click Connections -> Manage Database Drivers.
  2. In the resulting wizard, click the Add button and enter a name for the connection.
  3. Enter the prefix for the JDBC URL: jdbc:quickbooksonline:
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.quickbooksonline.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Enter the driver class: cdata.jdbc.quickbooksonline.QuickBooksOnlineDriver
  6. Create a new QuickBooks Online connection: Click Connections -> Manage Database Connections.
  7. Enter a name for your connection.
  8. For Database System, select the QuickBooks Online driver you configured previously.
  9. Enter your connection string in the Host box.

    QuickBooks Online uses the OAuth authentication standard. OAuth requires the authenticating user to log in through the browser. To authenticate using OAuth, you can use the embedded OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL or you can obtain your own by registering an app with Intuit. Additionally, if you want to connect to sandbox data, set UseSandbox to true.

    See the Getting Started chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.quickbooksonline.jar

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

    A typical connection string is below:

    InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  10. Enter your username and password if necessary.

You can now use your QuickBooks Online connection with the various RapidMiner operators in your process. To retrieve QuickBooks Online data, drag the Retrieve operator from the Operators view. With the Retrieve operator selected, you can then define which table to retrieve in the Parameters view by clicking the folder icon next to the "repository entry." In the resulting Repository Browser, you can expand your connection node to select the desired example set.

Finally, wire the output to the Retrieve process to a result, and run the process to see the QuickBooks Online data.