Connect to TaxJar Data in HULFT Integrate

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TaxJar JDBC Driver

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Connect to TaxJar as a JDBC data source in HULFT Integrate

HULFT Integrate is a modern data integration platform that provides a drag-and-drop user interface to create cooperation flows, data conversion, and processing so that complex data connections are easier than ever to execute. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for TaxJar, HULFT Integrate can work with live TaxJar data. This article walks through connecting to TaxJar and moving the data into a CSV file.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live TaxJar data. When you issue complex SQL queries to TaxJar, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to TaxJar and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations). Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze TaxJar data using native data types.

Enable Access to TaxJar

To enable access to TaxJar data from HULFT Integrate projects:

  1. Copy the CData JDBC Driver JAR file (and license file if it exists), cdata.jdbc.taxjar.jar (and cdata.jdbc.taxjar.lic), to the jdbc_adapter subfolder for the Integrate Server
  2. Restart the HULFT Integrate Server and launch HULFT Integrate Studio

Build a Project with Access to TaxJar Data

Once you copy the JAR files, you can create a project with access to TaxJar data. Start by opening Integrate Studio and creating a new project.

  1. Name the project
  2. Ensure the "Create script" checkbox is checked
  3. Click Next
  4. Name the script (e.g.: TaxJartoCSV)

Once you create the project, add components to the script to copy TaxJar data to a CSV file.

Configure an Execute Select SQL Component

Drag an "Execute Select SQL" component from the Tool Palette (Database -> JDBC) into the Script workspace.

  1. In the "Required settings" tab for the Destination, click "Add" to create a new connection for TaxJar. Set the following properties:
    • Name: TaxJar Connection Settings
    • Driver class name: cdata.jdbc.taxjar.TaxJarDriver
    • URL: jdbc:taxjar:APIKey=3bb04218ef8t80efdf1739abf7257144;

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance 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.

      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.
  2. Write your SQL statement. For example:
    SELECT TransactionID, UserID FROM Orders
  3. Click "Extraction test" to ensure the connection and query are configured properly
  4. Click "Execute SQL statement and set output schema"
  5. Click "Finish"

Configure a Write CSV File Component

Drag a "Write CSV File" component from the Tool Palette (File -> CSV) onto the workspace.

  1. Set a file to write the query results to (e.g. Orders.csv)
  2. Set "Input data" to the "Select SQL" component
  3. Add columns for each field selected in the SQL query
  4. In the "Write settings" tab, check the checkbox to "Insert column names into first row"
  5. Click "Finish"

Map TaxJar Fields to the CSV Columns

Map each column from the "Select" component to the corresponding column for the "CSV" component.

Finish the Script

Drag the "Start" component onto the "Select" component and the "CSV" component onto the "End" component. Build the script and run the script to move TaxJar data into a CSV file.

Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for TaxJar and start working with your live TaxJar data in HULFT Integrate. Reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions.