Load Raisers Edge NXT Data to a Database Using Embulk

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Raisers Edge NXT JDBC Driver

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Use CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT with the open source ETL/ELT tool Embulk to load Raisers Edge NXT data to a database.

Embulk is an open source bulk data loader. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT, Embulk easily loads data from Raisers Edge NXT to any supported destination. In this article, we explain how to use the CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT in Embulk to load Raisers Edge NXT data to a MySQL dtabase.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Raisers Edge NXT data. When you issue complex SQL queries to Raisers Edge NXT, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Raisers Edge NXT and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Configure a JDBC Connection to Raisers Edge NXT Data

Before creating a bulk load job in Embulk, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT\lib).

Embulk supports JDBC connectivity, so you can easily connect to Raisers Edge NXT and execute SQL queries. Before creating a bulk load job, create a JDBC URL for authenticating with Raisers Edge NXT.

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.

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Raisers Edge NXT:

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

Load Raisers Edge NXT Data in Embulk

After installing the CData JDBC Driver and creating a JDBC connection string, install the required Embulk plugins.

Install Embulk Input & Output Plugins

  1. Install the JDBC Input Plugin in Embulk.
    https://github.com/embulk/embulk-input-jdbc/tree/master/embulk-input-jdbc
  2. embulk gem install embulk-input-jdbc
  3. In this article, we use MySQL as the destination database. You can also choose SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or Google BigQuery as the destination using the output Plugins.
    https://github.com/embulk/embulk-output-jdbc/tree/master/embulk-output-mysql embulk gem install embulk-output-mysql

With the input and output plugins installed, we are ready to load Raisers Edge NXT data into MySQL using Embulk.

Create a Job to Load Raisers Edge NXT Data

Start by creating a config file in Embulk, using a name like raiseredgenxt-mysql.yml.

  1. For the input plugin options, use the CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT, including the path to the driver JAR file, the driver class (e.g. cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.RaiserEdgeNXTDriver), and the JDBC URL from above
  2. For the output plugin options, use the values and credentials for the MySQL database

Sample Config File (raiseredgenxt-mysql.yml)

in: type: jdbc driver_path: C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT 20xx\lib\cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.jar driver_class: cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.RaiserEdgeNXTDriver url: jdbc:raiseredgenxt:SubscriptionKey=MySubscriptionKey;OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=REFRESH table: "Constituents" out: type: mysql host: localhost database: DatabaseName user: UserId password: UserPassword table: "Constituents" mode: insert

After creating the file, run the Embulk job.

embulk run raiseredgenxt-mysql.yml

After running the the Embulk job, find the Salesforce data in the MySQL table.

Load Filtered Raisers Edge NXT Data

In addition to loading data directly from a table, you can use a custom SQL query to have more granular control of the data loaded. You can also perform increment loads by setting a last updated column in a SQL WHERE clause in the query field.

in: type: jdbc driver_path: C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT 20xx\lib\cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.jar driver_class: cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.RaiserEdgeNXTDriver url: jdbc:raiseredgenxt:SubscriptionKey=MySubscriptionKey;OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=REFRESH query: "SELECT Id, AddressLines FROM Constituents WHERE [RecordId] = 1" out: type: mysql host: localhost database: DatabaseName user: UserId password: UserPassword table: "Constituents" mode: insert

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