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Manage Zoho Books Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Zoho Books.

The CData JDBC Driver for Zoho Books seamlessly integrates Zoho Books data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Zoho Books data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Zoho Books in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Zoho Books Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Zoho Books data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    Zoho Books uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the OAuth section of the Getting Started guide in the Help documentation for an authentication guide.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.zohobooks.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:zohobooks:OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=myOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=https://localhost:33333;OrganizationId=MyOrganizationId;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Zoho Books data. Zoho Books entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Zoho Books data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Zoho Books API.