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Connect to Reckon Data in IntelliJ

Integrate connectivity to Reckon data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for Reckon enables you to access Reckon as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to Reckon data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for Reckon

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to Reckon data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.reckon.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.reckon.ReckonDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:reckon: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      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.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:reckon:User=RCUser;Password=RCUserPassword;URL=http://remotehost:8166;

Edit and Save Reckon Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor. You can also modify records in the Table Editor.