In this recipe, we will guide you through the steps required to connect to your MongoDB instance via the JDBC-based SQuirreL SQL Client. We will be using the Thin Kettle JDBC Driver to make the connection to the MongoDB instance.
The SQuirreL SQL Client is a SQL client open source project, and it is possible to connect to any database that provides a JDBC driver, such as Thin Kettle.
To get ready for this recipe, you first need to start the MongoDB server with the same database as that of the last chapter. Then make sure that the Carte and DI servers are running. Download SQL Squirrel from http://squirrel-sql.sourceforge.net and install it in your computer by following the instructions on the website.