Connect to SQL Server Data in RazorSQL

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SQL Server Driver

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Connect to SQL Server from wizards and query SQL Server data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for SQL Server enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to SQL Server using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for SQL Server Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.sql.SQLDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:sql: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server

      Connect to Microsoft SQL Server using the following properties:

      • Server: The name of the server running SQL Server.
      • User: The username provided for authentication with SQL Server.
      • Password: The password associated with the authenticating user.
      • Database: The name of the SQL Server database.

      Connecting to Azure SQL Server and Azure Data Warehouse

      You can authenticate to Azure SQL Server or Azure Data Warehouse by setting the following connection properties:

      • Server: The server running Azure. You can find this by logging into the Azure portal and navigating to "SQL databases" (or "SQL data warehouses") -> "Select your database" -> "Overview" -> "Server name."
      • User: The name of the user authenticating to Azure.
      • Password: The password associated with the authenticating user.
      • Database: The name of the database, as seen in the Azure portal on the SQL databases (or SQL warehouses) page.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.sql.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:sql:User=myUser;Password=myPassword;Database=NorthWind;Server=myServer;Port=1433;

Query SQL Server Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.