Connect to Twilio Data in JRuby

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Twilio JDBC Driver

Complete read-write access to Twilio enables developers to search (Accounts, Applications, Messages, Recordings, etc.), update items, edit customers, and more, from any Java/J2EE application.



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

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

Configure a JDBC Connection to Twilio 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 Twilio\lib).

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

Use the AccountSid and AuthToken connection properties to access data from your account. You obtain your live credentials on your Twilio account dashboard. Click Account -> Account Settings to obtain your test credentials.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.twilio.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Twilio:

jdbc:twilio:AccountSid=MyAccountSid;AuthToken=MyAuthToken;

Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to Twilio Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: TwilioSelect.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 Twilio 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.twilio.jar' url = "jdbc:twilio:AccountSid=MyAccountSid;AuthToken=MyAuthToken;" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT To, Duration FROM Calls") while (rs.next) do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

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

jruby -S TwilioSelect.rb

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