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Federating to databases that are not JDBC-compliant by registering the data adapter with AR System

If you want to federate data on an external data source other than a JDBC-compliant database or the AR System server, you must register an adapter to work with AR System. For example, you could create a web services adapter or any application-specific adapter such as an SAP adapter and an LDAP adapter. In AR System, these are known as ARDBC plugins. 

After you have created the adapter, you must register the adapter through Federation Manager.

Before you begin

You must first create a web services adapter or any application-specific adapter such as an SAP adapter and an LDAP adapter before you can register it with the AR System. 

To register an adapter with AR System

  1. Open Federation Manager.
  2. In the toolbar, click Configure Repository Plugins and Adapters.
  3. In the Configure Repository Plugins and Adapters dialog box, click the Adapter Registration tab.
  4. Click New.
  5. In the General tab of the Details section, enter the following information:


    Parameters for registering a custom adapter

    Field

    Description

    Name

    A unique name for the adapter.

    File Name

    The location of the .jar file that defines the adapter.

    Entry Class

    The main entry class in the .jar file.

    Path

    The paths to the .jar file and all its supporting files, separated by semicolons.



    Registering a custom adapter 
  6. (optional) In the More Information tab of the Details section, enter the following information:

    More Information parameters

    Field

    Description

    Author

    The name of the person or organization that wrote the adapter.

    Description

    A description of the adapter, such as its purpose.

  7. Click Register.
    The adapter is now available to be used by a plugin. The Other Properties tab appears when you create plugins by using the new adapter. You can click inside the cells in the Name and Value columns to add new properties and values for your custom adapter. Click Add or Delete to add properties.
Related topics

ARDBC plug-ins introduction

Making external data available through CMDB by defining cross-launch links in the Federation Manager

Accessing external data through CMDB by using Federation


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