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Connect to SQL Analysis Services Data in IntelliJ

Integrate connectivity to SQL Analysis Services data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for SQL Analysis Services enables you to access SQL Analysis Services as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to SQL Analysis Services data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for SQL Analysis Services

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to SQL Analysis Services data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.ssas.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.ssas.SSASDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:ssas: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      To connect, provide authentication and set the Url property to a valid SQL Server Analysis Services endpoint. You can connect to SQL Server Analysis Services instances hosted over HTTP with XMLA access. See the Microsoft documentation to configure HTTP access to SQL Server Analysis Services.

      To secure connections and authenticate, set the corresponding connection properties, below. The data provider supports the major authentication schemes, including HTTP and Windows, as well as SSL/TLS.

      • HTTP Authentication

        Set AuthScheme to "Basic" or "Digest" and set User and Password. Specify other authentication values in CustomHeaders.

      • Windows (NTLM)

        Set the Windows User and Password and set AuthScheme to "NTLM".

      • Kerberos and Kerberos Delegation

        To authenticate with Kerberos, set AuthScheme to NEGOTIATE. To use Kerberos delegation, set AuthScheme to KERBEROSDELEGATION. If needed, provide the User, Password, and KerberosSPN. By default, the data provider attempts to communicate with the SPN at the specified Url.

      • SSL/TLS:

        By default, the data provider attempts to negotiate SSL/TLS by checking the server's certificate against the system's trusted certificate store. To specify another certificate, see the SSLServerCert property for the available formats.

      You can then access any cube as a relational table: When you connect the data provider retrieves SSAS metadata and dynamically updates the table schemas. Instead of retrieving metadata every connection, you can set the CacheLocation property to automatically cache to a simple file-based store.

      See the Getting Started section of the CData documentation, under Retrieving Analysis Services Data, to execute SQL-92 queries to the cubes.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.ssas.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:ssas:User=myuseraccount;Password=mypassword;URL=http://localhost/OLAP/msmdpump.dll;

Edit and Save SQL Analysis Services Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor. You can also modify records in the Table Editor.