Connect to TaxJar Data in RazorSQL

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TaxJar JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with TaxJar.



Connect to TaxJar from wizards and query TaxJar data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for TaxJar enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to TaxJar using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for TaxJar Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.taxjar.TaxJarDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:taxjar: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:taxjar:APIKey=3bb04218ef8t80efdf1739abf7257144;

Query TaxJar Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.