Integrate X-Cart Data in Your Informatica Cloud Instance

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X-Cart JDBC Driver

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Use the CData JDBC Driver for X-Cart with the Informatica Cloud Secure Agent to access live X-Cart data from Informatica Cloud.

Informatica Cloud allows you to perform extract, transform, and load (ETL) tasks in the cloud. With the Cloud Secure Agent and the CData JDBC Driver for X-Cart, you get live access to X-Cart data, directly within Informatica Cloud. In this article, we will walk through downloading and registering the Cloud Secure Agent, connecting to X-Cart through the JDBC Driver and generating a mapping that can be used in any Informatica Cloud process.

Informatica Cloud Secure Agent

To work with the X-Cart data through the JDBC Driver, install the Cloud Secure Agent.

  1. Navigate to the Administrator page in Informatica Cloud
  2. Select the Runtime Environments tab
  3. Click "Download Secure Agent"
  4. Make note of the Install Token
  5. Run the installer on the client machine and register the Cloud Secure Agent with your username and install token

NOTE: It may take some time for all of the Cloud Secure Agent services to get up and running.

Connecting to the X-Cart JDBC Driver

With the Cloud Secure Agent installed and running, you are ready to connect to X-Cart through the JDBC Driver. Start by clicking the Connections tab and clicking New Connection. Fill in the following properties for the connection:

  • Connection Name: Name your connection (i.e.: CData X-Cart Connection)
  • Type: Select "JDBC_IC (Informatica Cloud)"
  • Runtime Environment: Select the runtime environment where you installed the Cloud Secure Agent
  • JDBC Connection URL: Set this to the JDBC URL for X-Cart. Your URL will look similar to the following:

    jdbc:xcart:Url=https://example.com/shop;ApiKey=MyApiKey;

    An API Key must be created for your XCart Installation. In order to obtain the API Key, you need to install and configure the REST API Module for your X-Cart installation.

    • Login to your X-Cart Installation. Click on My addons on the bottom of the left side-bar navigation panel.
    • Search for REST API Module. Install the Module.
    • After the module has been installed, you need to set it up.
      • Go to the Settings section for the REST API Module.
      • On the settings page specify the API Key (only read)
    • Set the ApiKey and Url to the connection property to connect to data.

    Built-In Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.xcart.jar

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

  • JDBC Jar Directory: Set this to the lib folder in the installation location for the JDBC Driver (on Windows, typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for X-Cart\)
  • Driver Class: Set this to cdata.jdbc.xcart.XCartDriver
  • Username: Set this to a placeholder value (since X-Cart does not require a username)
  • Password: Set this to a placeholder value (since X-Cart does not require a password)

Create a Mapping for X-Cart Data

With the connection to X-Cart configured, we can now access X-Cart data in any Informatica process. The steps below walk through creating a mapping for X-Cart to another data target.

  1. Navigate to the Data Integration page
  2. Click New.. and select Mapping from the Mappings tab
  3. Click the Source Object and in the Source tab, select the Connection and set the Source Type
  4. Click "Select" to choose the table to map
  5. In the Fields tab, select the fields from the X-Cart table to map
  6. Click the Target object and configure the Target source, table and fields. In the Field Mapping tab, map the source fields to the target fields.

With the mapping configured, you are ready to start integrating live X-Cart data with any of the supported connections in Informatica Cloud. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for X-Cart and start working with your live X-Cart data in Informatica Cloud today.