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Access Live Reckon Data in TIBCO Data Virtualization

Use the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for Reckon to create a Reckon data source in TIBCO Data Virtualization Studio and gain access to live Reckon data from your TDV Server.

TIBCO Data Virtualization (TDV) is an enterprise data virtualization solution that orchestrates access to multiple and varied data sources. When paired with the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for Reckon, you get federated access to live Reckon data directly within TIBCO Data Virtualization. This article walks through deploying an adapter and creating a new data source based on Reckon.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData TIBCO DV Adapter offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Reckon data. When you issue complex SQL queries to Reckon, the adapter pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Reckon. Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze Reckon data using native data types.

Deploy the Reckon TIBCO DV Adapter

  1. In a console, navigate to the bin folder in the TDV Server installation directory. If there is a current version of the adapter installed, you will need to undeploy it.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -undeploy -version 1 -name Reckon
    
  2. Extract the CData TIBCO DV Adapter to a local folder and deploy the JAR file (tdv.reckon.jar) to the server from the extract location.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -deploy -package /PATH/TO/tdv.reckon.jar
    

You may need to restart the server to ensure the new JAR file is loaded properly, which can be accomplished by running the composite.bat script located at: C:\Program Files\TIBCO\TDV Server <version>\bin. Note that reauthenticating to the TDV Studio is required after restarting the server.

Sample Restart Call

.\composite.bat monitor restart
Once you deploy the adapter, you can create a new data source in TDV Studio for Reckon.

Create a Reckon Data Source in TDV Studio

With the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for Reckon, you can easily create a data source for Reckon and introspect the data source to add resources to TDV.

Create the Data Source

  1. Right-click on the folder you wish to add the data source to and select New -> New Data Source.
  2. Scroll until you find the adapter (e.g. Reckon) and click Next.
  3. Name the data source (e.g. CData Reckon Source).
  4. Fill in the required connection properties.

    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.

  5. Click Create & Close.

Introspect the Data Source

Once the data source is created, you can introspect the data source by right-clicking and selecting Open. In the dashboard, click Add/Remove Resources and select the Tables, Views, and Stored Procedures to include as part of the data source. Click Next and Finish to add the selected Reckon tables, views, and stored procedures as resources.

After creating and introspecting the data source, you are ready to work with Reckon data in TIBCO Data Virtualization just like you would any other relational data source. You can create views, query using SQL, publish the data source, and more.