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Connect to Workday Data in IntelliJ

Integrate connectivity to Workday data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for Workday enables you to access Workday as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to Workday data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for Workday

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to Workday data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.workday.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.workday.WorkdayDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:workday: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      To connect, there are three pieces of information required: Authentication, API URL, and WSDL URL.

      Authentication

      To authenticate, specify your User and Password. Note that you must append your Tenant to your User separated by an '@' character. For instance, if you normally log in with 'geraldg' and your Tenant is 'mycompany_mc1', then your User should be specified as 'geraldg@mycompany_mc1'.

      API URL

      The API URL may be specified either directly via APIURL, or it may be constructed from the Tenant, Service, and Host. The APIURL is constructed in the following format: <Host>/ccx/service/<Tenant>/<Service>.

      WSDL URL

      The WSDLURL may be specified in its entirety, or may be constructed from the Service and WSDLVersion connection properties. The WSDLURL is constructed in the following format: https://community.workday.com/sites/default/files/file-hosting/productionapi/<Service>/<WSDLVersion>/<Service>.wsdl

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.workday.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:workday:User=myuser;Password=mypassword;Tenant=mycompany_gm1;Host=https://wd3-impl-services1.workday.com

Edit and Save Workday Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor.