Connect to X-Cart Data and Transfer Data in Talend

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X-Cart JDBC Driver

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Integrate X-Cart data with standard components and data source configuration wizards in Talend Open Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for X-Cart into your workflow in Talend. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for X-Cart to transfer X-Cart data in a job flow in Talend.

Connect to X-Cart in Talend as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to X-Cart:

  1. Add a new database connection to X-Cart data: To add a new connection, expand the Metadata node, right-click the Db Connections node, and then click Create Connection.
  2. In the resulting wizard, enter a name for the connection.
  3. On the next page, select Generic JDBC from the DB Type menu and enter the JDBC URL.

    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 below:

    jdbc:xcart:Url=https://example.com/shop;ApiKey=MyApiKey;
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.xcart.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Right-click the connection and then click Retrieve Schema.
  6. Click Next with the default options to select the tables you want to import.
  7. Finish the wizard with the default options.

Output the PROFILES Table to a Flat File

You can follow the procedure below to transfer the PROFILES table to a flat file output component:

  1. In the Table Schemas node, drag the tables to the workspace.
  2. In the dialog that is displayed, select the tJDBCInput component.
  3. Next, drag a tFileOutputDelimited component from the Business Intelligence tab of the Palette into the workspace.
  4. Right-click the PROFILES tJDBCInput component and drag a vector to the output file.

Run the project to transfer the data.