Allscripts

Connectivity Summary

An out of the box connector is available for the Allscripts database. It provides support for crawling database objects, profiling of data. The underlying database is Inter Systems Caché Database.

The connectivity to Allscripts is via JDBC driver, which is included in the platform. 

The connector currently supports the following versions of AllScripts:

Edition: Standard

Version: 2.x

The drivers used by the connector are given below:

Driver / API: Intersystems Cache db driver

Version: 2.0

Details: Is JDBC 4.2 compliant

Connector Capabilities

The core components of the Java binding are files named as:

  • cache-jdbc-2.0.0.jar 
  • cache-db-2.0.0.jar

which contain the Java classes that provide the connection and caching mechanisms for communication with the Caché server, JDBC connectivity, and reflection support.

The connector capabilities are shown below:

Crawling

Supported objects and data types for crawling are:

Supported Objects Data types
Tables, Table columns, Views, Stored Procedures, Functions, Triggers, Roles, Users, Permissions, Triggers, Usage Statistics

Supported Data types:

All the standard data types of Intersystems Cache DB.

Un Supported Data types:

IMAGE,NATIONAL CHAR,NATIONAL CHARACTER VARYING(%1).

Please see this article Crawling Data, for more details on crawling. 

Profiling

Please see Profiling Data for more details on profiling.

Feature

Support

Remarks

Table Profiling

Row count, Columns count, View sample data

 

View Profiling

Row count, Columns count, View sample data

View is treated as a table for profiling purposes

Column Profiling

Min, Max, Null count, distinct, top 50 values

 

Full Profiling 

Supported

 

Sample Profiling

Supported

 

Querying 

 

Operation 

Details

Select

Supported

Insert

Not supported, by default.

Update

Not supported, by default.

Delete

Not supported, by default.

Joins within database

Supported

Joins outside database

Not supported

Aggregations

Supported

Group By

Supported

Order By

Supported

By default the service account provided for the connector will be used for any query operations. If the service account has write privileges, then Insert / Update / Delete queries can be executed.

Pre-requisites

To use the connector, the following need to be available:

  • Connection details as specified in the following section should be available.
  • A Service account, for crawling and profiling. The minimum privileges required are:
    • Connection validate
    • Crawl Schemas
    • Crawl Tables
    • Profile Schemas, Tables
    • Query logs
    • Get Views, Procedures, Function code
  • JDBC driver is provided by default. In case it needs to be changed, add AllScripts client drivers into the OvalEdge Jar path to communicate to Allscripts  database. 

Check the Configuration section for further details on how to add the drivers to the jar path.

Connection Details

The following connection settings should be added for connecting to a All scripts database:

  • Database Type: AllScripts
  • Connection Name: Select a Connection name for the Allscripts database. The name that you specify is a reference name to easily identify your Allscripts database connection in OvalEdge. Example: AllScripts Connection DB1
  • Hostname / IP Address: Database instance URL (on-premises/cloud-based)
    Example: oval-allscripts.csklygkwz3dx.us-east-1.rds.amazonaws.com
  • Port number: 1972
  • Sid / Database: Name of the database to connect.
  • Username: User account login credential
  • Password: Password
  • Driver Name: JDBC driver name for Allscripts. It will be auto-populated.
    Example: com.intersys.jdbc.CacheDriver
  • Connection String: Allscripts connection string. Set the Connection string toggle button to automatic, to get the details automatically from the credentials provided. Alternatively, you can manually enter the string.
    Format: jdbc:cache://{servername}:{portnumber}/{sid}
    Example: jdbc:Cache://127.0.0.1:1972/Samples

Once connectivity is established, additional configurations for Crawling and Profiling can be specified.

FAQs

  1. How much does the driver cost?
    The Intersystems cache db JDBC Driver for is available at no additional charge.
  2. Can I use the driver to access Allscripts from a Linux computer?
    Yes, you can use the driver to access Allscripts from Linux, Unix, and other non-Windows platforms.