Connect to Raisers Edge NXT Data in Aqua Data Studio

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Raisers Edge NXT JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Raisers Edge NXT.



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

The CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT integrates Raisers Edge NXT data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Raisers Edge NXT 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 Raisers Edge NXT 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, Raisers Edge NXT.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.RaiserEdgeNXTDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:raiseredgenxt: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Before establishing a connection, supply the SubscriptionKey, found in the Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT Profile.

      Authenticating to Raiser's Edge NXT

      Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can connect to without setting any connection properties using the embedded OAuth credentials.

      Alternatively, you can authenticate by creating a custom app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties.

      See the Help documentation for an authentication guide.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:raiseredgenxt:SubscriptionKey=MySubscriptionKey;OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Raisers Edge NXT Data

You can now query the tables exposed.