Connect to Raisers Edge NXT Data in Squirrel SQL Client

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Raisers Edge NXT JDBC Driver

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Connect to Raisers Edge NXT data and execute queries in the Squirrel SQL Client.

The CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT enables you to execute queries to Raisers Edge NXT data in tools like Squirrel SQL Client. In this article, you will create a JDBC data source for Raisers Edge NXT data and execute queries.

Add the JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR.

  1. In Squirrel SQL, click Windows -> View Drivers.
  2. Click the plus icon to open the Add Driver wizard.
  3. In the Name box, enter a user-friendly name for the driver; for example, CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT.
  4. In the Example URL box, enter jdbc:raiseredgenxt:
  5. In the Extra Class Path tab, click Add.
  6. In the file explorer dialog that opens, select the JAR file for the driver, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  7. Click List Drivers to populate the Class Name menu with the class name for the driver, cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.RaiserEdgeNXTDriver.

Define Connection Properties

Follow the steps below to save connection properties in the driver alias.

  1. Click Windows -> View Aliases.
  2. In the pane that lists the aliases, click the plus icon.
  3. In the Add Alias wizard that opens, the following fields are required for the JDBC driver:

    • Name: Enter a name for the alias; for example, CData Raisers Edge NXT Source.
    • Driver: Select the CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT.
    • URL: Enter jdbc:raiseredgenxt:
  4. If you want to define any additional properties, click Properties.
  5. In the Driver properties tab of the dialog that appears, select the Use driver properties checkbox.
  6. In the Specify column, select the checkboxes for the required 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.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:raiseredgenxt:SubscriptionKey=MySubscriptionKey;OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  7. In the dialog that appears after you click OK, click connect to test the connection.

Discover Schemas and Query Raisers Edge NXT Data

After the metadata has loaded, a new tab for the Raisers Edge NXT data source is displayed. On the Objects subtab, you can discover schema information, such as the available tables and views.

To view table data, select the table on the Objects tab. The table data is then loaded in a grid on the Content tab.

To execute an SQL query, enter the query on the SQL tab and then click Run SQL (the runner icon). For example:

SELECT Id, AddressLines FROM Constituents WHERE Type = 'Home'