Connect to Reckon Accounts Hosted Data in as an External Source in Dremio

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Reckon Accounts Hosted JDBC Driver

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Use the CData JDBC Driver to connect to Reckon Accounts Hosted as an External Source in Dremio.

The CData JDBC Driver for Reckon Accounts Hosted implements JDBC Standards and allows various applications, including Dremio, to work with live Reckon Accounts Hosted data. Dremio is a data lakehouse platform designed to empower self-service, interactive analytics on the data lake. With the CData JDBC Driver, you can include live Reckon Accounts Hosted data as a part of your enterprise data lake. This article describes how to connect to Reckon Accounts Hosted data from Dremio as an External Source.

The CData JDBC Driver enables high-speed access to live Reckon Accounts Hosted data in Dremio. Once you install the driver, authenticate with Reckon Accounts Hosted and gain immediate access to Reckon Accounts Hosted data within your data lake. By surfacing Reckon Accounts Hosted data using native data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, the CData JDBC Driver grants seamless access to Reckon Accounts Hosted data.

Build the ARP Connector

To use the CData JDBC Driver in Dremio, you need to build an Advanced Relation Pushdown (ARP) Connector. You can view the source code for the Connector on GitHub or download the ZIP file (GitHub.com) directly. Once you copy or extract the files, run the following command from the root directory of the connector (the directory containing the pom.xml file) to build the connector.

mvn clean install

Once the JAR file for the connector is built (in the target directory), you are ready to copy the ARP connector and JDBC Driver to your Dremio instance.

Installing the Connector and JDBC Driver

Install the ARP Connector to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/ and the JDBC Driver for Reckon Accounts Hosted to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/3rdparty. You can use commands similar to the following:

ARP Connector

docker cp PATH\TO\dremio-reckonaccountshosted-plugin-20.0.0.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/

JDBC Driver for Reckon Accounts Hosted

docker cp PATH\TO\cdata.jdbc.reckonaccountshosted.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/3rdparty/

Connecting to Reckon Accounts Hosted

Reckon Accounts Hosted will now appear as an External Source option in Dremio. The ARP Connector built uses a JDBC URL to connect to Reckon Accounts Hosted data. The JDBC Driver has a built-in connection string designer that you can use (see below).

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.reckonaccountshosted.jar

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

The connector makes requests to Reckon Accounts Hosted through OAuth. Specify the following connection properties:

  • SubscriptionKey: Required. You get this value when you created your developer account.
  • CountryVersion: Defaults to 2021.R2.AU.
  • CompanyFile: Required. The path to the company file.
  • User: Required. The username of the company file.
  • Password: Required. The password of the company file.
  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH to let the driver handle access tokens.
  • CallbackURL: The redirectURI of your Custom OAuth App.
  • OAuthClientId: The client id of your Custom OAuth App.
  • OAuthClientSecret: The client secret of your Custom OAuth App.

CData provides an embedded OAuth application that simplifies OAuth desktop authentication. See the Help documentation for information on other OAuth authentication methods (web, headless, etc.), creating custom OAuth applications, and reasons for doing so.

NOTE: To use the JDBC Driver in Dremio, you will need a license (full or trial) and a Runtime Key (RTK). For more information on obtaining this license (or a trial), contact our sales team.

Add the Runtime Key (RTK) to the JDBC URL. You will end up with a JDBC URL similar to the following:

jdbc:reckonaccountshosted:RTK=5246...;SubscriptionKey=my_subscription_key;CountryVersion=2021.R2.AU;CompanyFile=Q:/CompanyName.QBW;User=my_user;Password=my_password;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;OAuthClientId=my_oauth_client_id;OAuthClientSecret=my_oauth_client_secret;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Access Reckon Accounts Hosted as an External Source

To add Reckon Accounts Hosted as an External Source, click to add a new source and select ReckonAccountsHosted. Copy the JDBC URL and paste it into the New ReckonAccountsHosted Source wizard.

Save the connection and you are ready to query live Reckon Accounts Hosted data in Dremio, easily incorporating Reckon Accounts Hosted data into your data lake.

More Information & Free Trial

Using the CData JDBC Driver for Reckon Accounts Hosted in Dremio, you can incorporate live Reckon Accounts Hosted data into your data lake. Check out our Reckon Accounts Hosted connectivity page for more information about connecting to Reckon Accounts Hosted. Download a free, 30 day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Reckon Accounts Hosted and get started today.