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Manage Zoho CRM Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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

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

Integrate Zoho CRM Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Zoho CRM 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.

    You will need to obtain an AuthToken to authenticate to Zoho CRM. You can generate an AuthToken on the Zoho CRM website or by calling the GetAuthToken stored procedure. Note that when you generate an AuthToken from Zoho CRM, you can only generate an AuthToken for your user account. You can generate AuthTokens for other user accounts by calling GetAuthToken.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.zohocrm.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:zohocrm:AuthToken=2ad3b3e719f6bed7368e5e7e26e4f988;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Zoho CRM data. Zoho CRM entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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