Third-party JDBC tools can help you browse data in tables, issue
SQL commands, design new tables, and so forth. You can configure these tools to
use the GemFire XD JDBC thin client driver to connect to a GemFire XD distributed
Although the instructions for setting up each tool vary, the general
process for establishing a connection involves configuring the JDBC client
driver and setting JDBC connection URL properties. Follow these basic steps:
- In the third-party tool,
choose to configure a new driver, and select the
gemfirexd-client.jar file that contains the GemFire XD
JDBC client driver. This file is installed in the
lib directory of your GemFire XD installation.
- If the tool does not
automatically select a driver class, you will generally have the option of
selecting a class from within the JAR file. For GemFire XD, select the
- In order to use the client
driver, you must specify a JDBC connection URL for your GemFire XD distributed
system. The basic URL format for the client driver is:
port correspond to the
-client-port value of a GemFire XD server or locator
in your distributed system.
- Your tool may require that
you specify a username and password to use for connecting to the system. If the
GemFire XD server or locator enables authentication (using the -auth-provider boot
property), then enter a valid username and password combination to connect to
the distributed system.
If authentication is disabled, specify "app" as both the username
and password values, or any other temporary value.
Note: GemFire XD uses the username specified in the JDBC connection as the
schema name when you do not provide the schema name for a database object.
GemFire XD uses "APP" as the default schema. If your system does not enable
authentication, you can specify "APP" for both the username and password to
maintain consistency with the default schema behavior.
For a full example of configuring GemFire XD with a third-party JDBC tool,
Using SQuirreL SQL with GemFire XD
on the GemFire XD community site.