Connect to Asana Data in IntelliJ

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Asana JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Asana.



Integrate connectivity to Asana data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for Asana enables you to access Asana as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to Asana data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for Asana

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to Asana data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.asana.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.asana.AsanaDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:asana: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      You can optionally set the following to refine the data returned from Asana.

      • WorkspaceId: Set this to the globally unique identifier (gid) associated with your Asana Workspace to only return projects from the specified workspace. To get your workspace id, navigate to https://app.asana.com/api/1.0/workspaces while logged into Asana. This displays a JSON object containing your workspace name and Id.
      • ProjectId: Set this to the globally unique identifier (gid) associated with your Asana Project to only return data mapped under the specified project. Project IDs can be found in the URL of your project's Overview page. This will be the numbers directly after /0/.

      Connect Using OAuth Authentication

      You must use OAuth to authenticate with Asana. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Asana using the browser. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Asana JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.asana.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:asana:OAuthClientId=YourClientId;OAuthClientSecret=YourClientSecret;CallbackURL='http://localhost:33333';InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Edit and Save Asana Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor.