Build SharePoint-Connected ETL Processes in Google Data Fusion

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SharePoint JDBC Driver

Provides Java developers with the power to easily connect their Web, Desktop, and Mobile applications to data in SharePoint Server Lists, Contacts, Calendar, Links, Tasks, and more!



Load the CData JDBC Driver into Google Data Fusion and create ETL processes with access live SharePoint data.

Google Data Fusion allows users to perform self-service data integration to consolidate disparate data. Uploading the CData JDBC Driver for SharePoint enables users to access live SharePoint data from within their Google Data Fusion pipelines. While the CData JDBC Driver enables piping SharePoint data to any data source natively supported in Google Data Fusion, this article walks through piping data from SharePoint to Google BigQuery,

Upload the CData JDBC Driver for SharePoint to Google Data Fusion

Upload the CData JDBC Driver for SharePoint to your Google Data Fusion instance to work with live SharePoint data. Due to the naming restrictions for JDBC drivers in Google Data Fusion, create a copy or rename the JAR file to match the following format driver-version.jar. For example: cdatasharepoint-2020.jar

  1. Open your Google Data Fusion instance
  2. Click the to add an entity and upload a driver
  3. On the "Upload driver" tab, drag or browse to the renamed JAR file.
  4. On the "Driver configuration" tab:
    • Name: Create a name for the driver (cdata.jdbc.sharepoint) and make note of the name
    • Class name: Set the JDBC class name: (cdata.jdbc.sharepoint.SharePointDriver)
  5. Click "Finish"

Connect to SharePoint Data in Google Data Fusion

With the JDBC Driver uploaded, you are ready to work with live SharePoint data in Google Data Fusion Pipelines.

  1. Navigate to the Pipeline Studio to create a new Pipeline
  2. From the "Source" options, click "Database" to add a source for the JDBC Driver
  3. Click "Properties" on the Database source to edit the properties

    NOTE: To use the JDBC Driver in Google Data Fusion, 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.

    • Set the Label
    • Set Reference Name to a value for any future references (i.e.: cdata-sharepoint)
    • Set Plugin Type to "jdbc"
    • Set Connection String to the JDBC URL for SharePoint. For example:

      jdbc:sharepoint:RTK=5246...;User=myuseraccount;Password=mypassword;Auth Scheme=NTLM;URL=http://sharepointserver/mysite;SharePointEdition=SharePointOnPremise;

      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.

    • Set Import Query to a SQL query that will extract the data you want from SharePoint, i.e.:
      SELECT * FROM MyCustomList
  4. From the "Sink" tab, click to add a destination sink (we use Google BigQuery in this example)
  5. Click "Properties" on the BigQuery sink to edit the properties
    • Set the Label
    • Set Reference Name to a value like sharepoint-bigquery
    • Set Project ID to a specific Google BigQuery Project ID (or leave as the default, "auto-detect")
    • Set Dataset to a specific Google BigQuery dataset
    • Set Table to the name of the table you wish to insert SharePoint data into

With the Source and Sink configured, you are ready to pipe SharePoint data into Google BigQuery. Save and deploy the pipeline. When you run the pipeline, Google Data Fusion will request live data from SharePoint and import it into Google BigQuery.

While this is a simple pipeline, you can create more complex SharePoint pipelines with transforms, analytics, conditions, and more. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for SharePoint and start working with your live SharePoint data in Google Data Fusion today.