Connect to X-Cart Data in RazorSQL

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X-Cart JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with X-Cart.



Connect to X-Cart from wizards and query X-Cart data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for X-Cart 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 X-Cart using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for X-Cart 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.xcart.XCartDriver.
    • 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:xcart: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

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

Query X-Cart 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.