Access Tableau CRM Analytics Data in Mule Applications Using the CData JDBC Driver

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Tableau CRM Analytics JDBC Driver

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Create a simple Mule Application that uses HTTP and SQL with the CData JDBC Driver for Tableau CRM Analytics to create a JSON endpoint for Tableau CRM Analytics data.

The CData JDBC Driver for Tableau CRM Analytics connects Tableau CRM Analytics data to Mule applications enabling read , write, update, and delete functionality with familiar SQL queries. The JDBC Driver allows users to easily create Mule applications to backup, transform, report, and analyze Tableau CRM Analytics data.

This article demonstrates how to use the CData JDBC Driver for Tableau CRM Analytics inside of a Mule project to create a Web interface for Tableau CRM Analytics data. The application created allows you to request Tableau CRM Analytics data using an HTTP request and have the results returned as JSON. The exact same procedure outlined below can be used with any CData JDBC Driver to create a Web interface for the 200+ available data sources.

  1. Create a new Mule Project in Anypoint Studio.
  2. Add an HTTP Connector to the Message Flow.
  3. Configure the address for the HTTP Connector.
  4. Add a Database Select Connector to the same flow, after the HTTP Connector.
  5. Create a new Connection (or edit an existing one) and configure the properties.
    • Set Connection to "Generic Connection"
    • Select the CData JDBC Driver JAR file in the Required Libraries section (e.g. cdata.jdbc.tableaucrm.jar).
    • Set the URL to the connection string for Tableau CRM Analytics

      Tableau CRM Analytics uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. You will need to obtain the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret by registering an app with Tableau CRM Analytics.

      See the Getting Started section of the Help documentation for an authentication guide.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.tableaucrm.jar

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

    • Set the Driver class name to cdata.jdbc.tableaucrm.TableauCRMDriver.
    • Click Test Connection.
  6. Set the SQL Query Text to a SQL query to request Tableau CRM Analytics data. For example: SELECT Name, CloseDate FROM Dataset_Opportunity
  7. Add a Transform Message Component to the flow.
  8. Set the Output script to the following to convert the payload to JSON:
    %dw 2.0
    output application/json
    ---
    payload
            
  9. To view your Tableau CRM Analytics data, navigate to the address you configured for the HTTP Connector (localhost:8081 by default): http://localhost:8081. The Tableau CRM Analytics data is available as JSON in your Web browser and any other tools capable of consuming JSON endpoints.

At this point, you have a simple Web interface for working with Tableau CRM Analytics data (as JSON data) in custom apps and a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools. Download a free, 30 day trial of the JDBC Driver for Tableau CRM Analytics and see the CData difference in your Mule Applications today.