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Connect to UPS Data in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

Transfer UPS data using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for UPS enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with UPS as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for UPS to set up a simple transfer into a flat file. The CData JDBC Driver for UPS enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with UPS as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for UPS to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to UPS as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to UPS data. In a new CloverDX graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.ups.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    The driver uses five pieces of information in order to authenticate its actions with the UPS service.

    • Server: This controls the URL where the requests should be sent. Common testing options for this are: https://wwwcie.ups.com/ups.app/xml and https://wwwcie.ups.com/webservices
    • AccessKey: This is an identifier that is required to connect to a UPS Server. This value will be provided to you by UPS after registration.
    • UserId: This value is used for logging into UPS. This value is the one you chose to login with when registering for service with UPS.
    • Password: This value is used for logging into UPS. This value is the one you chose to login with when registering for service with UPS.
    • AccountNumber: This is a valid 6-digit or 10-digit UPS account number.
    • PrintLabelLocation: This property is required if one intends to use the GenerateLabels or GenerateReturnLabels stored procedures. This should be set to the folder location where generated labels should be stored.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.ups.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:ups:Server=https://wwwcie.ups.com/ups.app/xml;AccessKey=myAccessKey;Password=myPassword;AccountNumber=myAccountNumber;UserId=myUserIdInitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query UPS Data with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the UPS JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT FirstName, Phone FROM Senders WHERE SenderID = '25'

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the Senders table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.