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Connect to Zoho CRM Data and Transfer Data in Talend

Integrate Zoho CRM 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 Zoho CRM into your workflow in Talend. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for Zoho CRM to transfer Zoho CRM data in a job flow in Talend.

Connect to Zoho CRM in Talend as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to Zoho CRM:

  1. Add a new database connection to Zoho CRM 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.

    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.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:zohocrm:AuthToken=2ad3b3e719f6bed7368e5e7e26e4f988;
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.zohocrm.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 Accounts Table to a Flat File

You can follow the procedure below to transfer the Accounts 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 Accounts tJDBCInput component and drag a vector to the output file.

Run the project to transfer the data.