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Connect to Sage Cloud Accounting Data in JRuby

Create a simple JRuby app with access to live Sage Cloud Accounting data.

JRuby is a high-performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. The CData JDBC Driver for Sage Cloud Accounting makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live Sage Cloud Accounting data in JRuby. This article shows how to create a simple JRuby app that connects to Sage Cloud Accounting data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Configure a JDBC Connection to Sage Cloud Accounting Data

Before creating the app, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Sage Cloud Accounting\lib).

JRuby natively supports JDBC, so you can easily connect to Sage Cloud Accounting and execute SQL queries. Initialize the JDBC connection with the getConnection function of the java.sql.DriverManager class.

You can connect to Sage Business Cloud Accounting using the embedded OAuth connectivity. When you connect, the OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.sagebcaccounting.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Sage Cloud Accounting:


Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to Sage Cloud Accounting Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: SageBCAccountingSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

require 'java' require 'rubygems' require 'C:/Program Files/CData/CData JDBC Driver for Sage Cloud Accounting 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.sagebcaccounting.jar' url = "jdbc:sagebcaccounting:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT contact_name, total_amount FROM SalesInvoices") while ( do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

With the file completed, you are ready to display your Sage Cloud Accounting data with JRuby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

jruby -S SageBCAccountingSelect.rb

Writing SQL-92 queries to Sage Cloud Accounting allows you to quickly and easily incorporate Sage Cloud Accounting data into your own JRuby applications. Download a free trial today!