Connect to Raisers Edge NXT Data and Transfer Data in Talend

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Raisers Edge NXT JDBC Driver

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



Integrate Raisers Edge NXT data with standard components and data source configuration wizards in Talend Open Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for Raisers Edge NXT into your workflow in Talend. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for Raisers Edge NXT to transfer Raisers Edge NXT data in a job flow in Talend.

Connect to Raisers Edge NXT in Talend as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to Raisers Edge NXT:

  1. Add a new database connection to Raisers Edge NXT data: To add a new connection, expand the Metadata node, right-click the Db Connections node, and then click Create Connection.
  2. In the resulting wizard, enter a name for the connection.
  3. On the next page, select Generic JDBC from the DB Type menu and 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
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.raiseredgenxt.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Right-click the connection and then click Retrieve Schema.
  6. Click Next with the default options to select the tables you want to import.
  7. Finish the wizard with the default options.

Output the Constituents Table to a Flat File

You can follow the procedure below to transfer the Constituents table to a flat file output component:

  1. In the Table Schemas node, drag the tables to the workspace.
  2. In the dialog that is displayed, select the tJDBCInput component.
  3. Next, drag a tFileOutputDelimited component from the Business Intelligence tab of the Palette into the workspace.
  4. Right-click the Constituents tJDBCInput component and drag a vector to the output file.

Run the project to transfer the data.