Manage TaxJar Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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TaxJar JDBC Driver

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Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for TaxJar.

The CData JDBC Driver for TaxJar seamlessly integrates TaxJar data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access TaxJar data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for TaxJar in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate TaxJar Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register TaxJar data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    To authenticate to the TaxJar API, you will need to first obtain the API Key from the TaxJar UI.

    NOTE: the API is available only for Professional and Premium TaxJar plans.

    If you already have a Professional or Premium plan you can find the API Key by logging in the TaxJar UI and navigating to Account -> TaxJar API. After obtaining the API Key, you can set it in the APIKey connection property.

    Additional Notes

    • By default, the CData connector will retrieve data of the last 3 months in cases where the entity support date range filtering. You can set StartDate to specify the minimum creation date of the data retrieved.
    • If the API Key has been created for a sandbox API account please set UseSandbox to true, but not all endpoints will work as expected. For more information, refer to the TaxJar developer documentation.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.taxjar.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:taxjar:APIKey=3bb04218ef8t80efdf1739abf7257144;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to TaxJar data. TaxJar entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with TaxJar data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the TaxJar API.