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Manage SharePoint Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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

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

Integrate SharePoint Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register SharePoint 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.

    Set the URL property to the base SharePoint site or to a sub-site. This allows you to query any lists and other SharePoint entities defined for the site or sub-site.

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid SharePoint user credentials when using SharePoint On-Premise.

    If you are connecting to SharePoint Online, set the SharePointEdition to SHAREPOINTONLINE along with the User and Password connection string properties. For more details on connecting to SharePoint Online, see the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.sharepoint.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:sharepoint:User=myuseraccount;Password=mypassword;Auth Scheme=NTLM;URL=http://sharepointserver/mysite;SharePointEdition=SharePointOnPremise;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to SharePoint data. SharePoint entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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