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Manage Reckon Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Reckon.

The CData JDBC Driver for Reckon seamlessly integrates Reckon data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Reckon data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Reckon in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Reckon Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Reckon data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    When you are connecting to a local Reckon instance, you do not need to set any connection properties.

    Requests to Reckon are made through the Remote Connector. The Remote Connector runs on the same machine as Reckon and accepts connections through a lightweight, embedded Web server. The server supports SSL/TLS, enabling users to connect securely from remote machines.

    The first time you connect to your company file, you will need to authorize the Remote Connector with Reckon. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Reckon JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.reckon.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:reckon:User=RCUser;Password=RCUserPassword;URL=http://remotehost:8166;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Reckon data. Reckon entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Reckon data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Reckon API.