Legacy Documentation
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Databases – JDBC (direct)

The JDBC component allows a test to query data from a database. Typical use cases are:
  • to retrieve data items to use as input data
  • to perform data driven testing
The currently supported databases are: MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsft SQL Server. Configuration keys:
  • Url: the JDBC url to the database. Depending on the database type, URLs will look like the following:
    • jdbc:mysql://database.example.com/databaseName
    • jdbc:postgresql://database.example.com/databaseName
    • jdbc:sqlserver://database.example.com;databaseName=databaseName;
  • Driver: the type of driver; you can choose it from the options available in the drop down:
    • org.postgresql.Driver
    • com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDriver
    • com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
  • Username: the username to access the database
  • Password: the password to access the database
  • Content: the SQL query
  • Variable: the name of the variable that will store the results
The result of the query will be represented as an array where each item is a row. Every row is a key/value map, as in:
Therefore, you can then iterate over the results to use them according to your needs. To see another way to connect to a database using the API Fortress Helper Utility click here!

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