Establishing a Connection
Creating a JDBC Data Source
You can create a JDBC data source to connect from your Java application. Creating a JDBC data source based on the CData JDBC Driver for Btrieve consists of three basic steps:
- Add the driver JAR file to the classpath. The JAR file is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory. Note that the .lic file must be located in the same folder as the JAR file.
- Provide the driver class. For example:
- Provide the JDBC URL. For example:
jdbc:btrieve:user=myuser;password=mypassword;Server=localhost;Database=C:\\ProgramData\\Actian\\PSQL\\Demodata or jdbc:cdata:btrieve:user=myuser;password=mypassword;Server=localhost;Database=C:\\ProgramData\\Actian\\PSQL\\Demodata
The second format above can be used whenever there is a conflict in your application between drivers using the same URL format to ensure you are using the CData driver. The URL must start with either "jdbc:btrieve:" or "jdbc:cdata:btrieve:" and can include any of the connection properties in name-value pairs separated with semicolons.
Connecting to Btrieve
The PSQL client will need to be installed on the same machine as the driver. PSQL v12, v13, and v14 are supported. To connect, set the Database property in addition to the necessary authentication values.