Connect to Raisers Edge NXT Data in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

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Raisers Edge NXT JDBC Driver

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



Transfer Raisers Edge NXT data using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Raisers Edge NXT as sources. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT to set up a simple transfer into a flat file. The CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Raisers Edge NXT as sources. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to Raisers Edge NXT as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to Raisers Edge NXT data. In a new CloverDX graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    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 with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the Raisers Edge NXT JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT Id, AddressLines FROM Constituents WHERE Type = 'Home'

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the Constituents table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.