Connecting to Stripe

The Sisense Stripe connector is a certified connector that allows you to import data from the Stripe API into Sisense via theSisense generic JDBC connector. The Stripe connector offers the most natural way to integrate with Stripe account data including Accounts, BankAccounts, Customers, Transfers, and more, and provide additional powerful features.

The support for the connector is provided by Sisense and will be assisted by the certification partner's support, if needed. For any support issues or additional functionality requests, please contact your Sisense representative or open a request through the Sisense Help Center. For advanced inquiries specific to driver functionality, you can also contact the certification partner’s support directly via [email protected].

After you have downloaded the driver, you can connect through a connection string in Sisense. The connection string is used to authenticate users who connect to the Stripe APIs. Once you have connected to Stripe, you can import a variety of tables from the Stripe API.

This page describes how to download the Stripe driver and deploy it, how to connect to Stripe with a connection string, provides information about the Stripe data model, and more.

Note: To allow the JDBC Connector to use OAuth, you need to configure it to run as the logged-in user and not as ‘System’. You need to do this upon your first session with the JDBC Connector. This will affect all connections that use the Generic JDBC Connector. For details, click here.

Downloading the Stripe JDBC Driver

You can download the Stripe JDBC driver here.

For a short video of downloading the driver, see below (the video uses the Box driver as an example).

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Deploying the Stripe JDBC Driver

Prerequisite: The install file (setup.jar) is a Java Application that requires Java 6 (J2SE) or above to run.

To install the driver, double-click the setup.jar file and proceed with the instructions in the installation wizard.

Depending on the machine on which you are accessing the Sisense application, install the driver in one of the following locations:

Note: The default location of the JAR file: C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for <Driver Name> 2019\lib

For a short video of the process, see below (the video uses the Box driver as an example).

JAVA Troubleshooting

If you do not have Java 6 installed, you may download it from here.

If your system is not set up to run Java applications, execute the following command: java -jar setup.jar.

Connecting to Stripe

To access Stripe’s REST API from Sisense, you must provide valid Oauth Stripe credentials through a connection string.

To create the connection string:

  1. Open the lib directory for the connector. This is the default path: C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for <Driver Name> 2019\lib.
  2. Double-click the jar file in the lib directory.

    Alternatively, to open the jar file from the command line, enter the following command in the command prompt (change the driver name to your driver): cd C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for <Driver Name> 2019\lib. Press Enter and then enter the following command (change the driver name to your driver): “C:\Program Files\Sisense\infra\jre\bin\java.exe" -jar cdata.jdbc.<Driver Name>.jar. Press Enter again.
    For example:

    The Connection String Builder opens.
  3. Click in the Value column of the Initiate OAuth property and select GETANDREFRESH.
  4. Click Test Connection.
  5. A browser window opens where you need to log in to your application in order to grant access. (Each application will display a different window and messages.)
    Close the Authorization Successful! message that opens.
  6. Go back to the Connection String Builder dialog and click OK in the Test Connection Successful message to close it.
  7. Click Copy to Clipboard to obtain the connection string.

For a short video of the process, see below (the video uses the Box driver as an example).

To help you create a connection string and test the connection, see Connection String Builder for Certified Connectors.

If you have any issues connecting to your data source, see Troubleshooting JDBC Data Connectors.

Adding Stripe Tables to your ElastiCube

  1. Open Sisense.
    For a non-local installation, open Sisense on the hosted cloud environment.
  2. In the Data page, open an ElastiCubeor create a new ElastiCube.
  3. In the Model Editor, click . The Add Data dialog box is displayed.
  4. Click Generic JDBC to open the JDBC settings.
  5. In Connection String, paste the string you obtained above. When you do so, the string is appended with some _persist properties. The following is an example of the connection string as it looks in Sisense:
    jdbc:box:Initiate OAuth="GETANDREFRESH";_persist_oauthexpiresin=3199;_persist_token_timestamp=1561893244662;_persist_oauthaccesstoken=mswNfVDVpnBZc3pkQQja7WRHNebbaGZL;_persist_oauthrefreshtoken=ybofHX3Vrd7C8cPhE5ZysVxFiUmkJSiw2htjPL0nKDBgpqjcyGP6Am7KNaDzqhZz;
  6. In JDBC JARs Folder, enter the name of the directory where the Stripe JAR file is located (see Deploying the Stripe JDBC Driver).
  7. In Driver's Class Name, enter the following class name: cdata.jdbc.stripe.StripeDriver.
  8. Leave User Name and Password blank. 
  9. Click Next. A list of tables in the database are displayed. All tables and views associated with the database will appear in a new window.
  10. From the Tables list, select the relevant table or view you want to work with. You can click next to the relevant table or click Preview to see a preview of the data inside it. 
  11. (Optional) Click + to customize the data you want to import with SQL. See Importing Data with Custom Queries for more information.
  12. After you have selected all the relevant tables, click Done. The tables are added to your data model.

For a short video of the process, see below (the video uses the Box driver as an example).

Stripe Connector: Additional Resources

For the full documentation set for the Stripe connector, click here.

For connection string options, click here.

For information on the Stripe data model, click here.

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