Connect to Raisers Edge NXT Data in RazorSQL

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Raisers Edge NXT JDBC Driver

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



Connect to Raisers Edge NXT from wizards and query Raisers Edge NXT data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to Raisers Edge NXT using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Raisers Edge NXT Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.RaiserEdgeNXTDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins 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 the following:

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

Query Raisers Edge NXT Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.