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Manage QuickBase Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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

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

Integrate QuickBase Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register QuickBase data 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.

    User Authentication Method

    To authenticate with user credentials, specify the following connection properties:

    1. Set the User and Password.
    2. If your application requires an ApplicationToken;, you must provide it otherwise an error will be thrown. You can find the ApplicationToken under SpecificApp > Settings > App management > App properties > Advanced settings > Security options > Manage Application Token.

    User Token Authentication

    To authenticate with a user token, specify the following connection properties:

    1. Set UserToken and you are ready to connect. You can find the UserToken under Quick Base > My Preferences > My User Information > Manage User Tokens.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.quickbase.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:quickbase:User=user@domain.com;Password=password;Domain=myinstance.quickbase.com;ApplicationToken=bwkxrb5da2wn57bzfh9xn24
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to QuickBase data. QuickBase entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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