Connect to Stripe Data in JRuby

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Create a simple JRuby app with access to live Stripe data.

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

Configure a JDBC Connection to Stripe 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 Stripe\lib).

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

Use the OAuth authentication standard to connect to Stripe. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to register an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.stripe.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Stripe:

jdbc:stripe:OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to Stripe Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: StripeSelect.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 Stripe 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.stripe.jar' url = "jdbc:stripe:OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT Email, Discount FROM Customers") while (rs.next) do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

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

jruby -S StripeSelect.rb

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