A good session with lots of examples combined with thorough walkthrus.
Using the Extension Library (not available using Upgrade Pack 1).
You Can get data from any db, just provide the jdbc driver.
Add JDBC query and rowset as a data source so you can use it as any other view data source with repeats and so on.
@jdbcDbColumn queries a RDBMS like @dbColumn() does a .NSF, but without the 32k limit.
You need a data source as a JDBC connection and a .jdbc file under Package Explorer WebContent/WEB-INF/jdbc. The file describes the connection, like the driver, url and login. This catalog is NOT accessible from an URL, so the info is secure.
You can compute the SQL queries, making them very flexible.
They even support stored procedures and batch changes of the RDBMS.
New SSJS functions