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Get real-time connectivity to Salesforce data in Pentaho Data Integrator with Progress DataDirect ConnectXE for JDBC drivers.
At Progress® DataDirect®, we just want to connect you to your data. It shouldn’t matter where that data is or what you want to do with it. No matter the problem you face, we have a solution. When it comes to Salesforce, for example, we have solutions for connecting outside data to Salesforce through Lightning Connect and DataDirect Cloud and Salesforce data to BI tools like Tableau through ODBC. Now, you can add JDBC connectivity to Pentaho Data Integrator (PDI) to that list and enable real-time reporting of Salesforce data against back-office data via native JDBC.
This is actually functionality that we've had for a while, but in the time since we first talked about it, PDI has changed significantly. With that in mind, today I wanted to share with you an updated guide on real-time reporting through PDI.
Place the Salesforce driver JAR file in the Pentaho library folder
Java –classpath .;sforce.jar com.ddtek.sforcecloud.sql.Server
Launch the Java cloud service from a command prompt.
Note: If you are using a Salesforce sandbox environment, you may need to use the “test.salesforce.com” instead of “login.salesforce.com.” Also, if you would like to use our Bulk Load feature add “EnableBulkLoad=true” to the connection string.
Create and configure a new database connection in PDI
Test your connection to Salesforce.
If all went according to plan, you are now ready to use Progress DataDirect for JDBC Salesforce driver with the Pentaho Data Integrator tool! Now, you have access to real-time reporting from Salesforce as if it were any other JDBC data source. You can even combine this data with other sources to get a full view of your customers.
Grab our Salesforce.com JDBC connector today, and get to work!
Idaliz is a Sales Engineer with Progress. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Idaliz Baez spent a year at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center gaining on-the-job experience before returning to Duke in pursuit of her Masters of Engineering Management degree.
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