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Asana MuleSoft Connector



Embed the CData MuleSoft Connector for Asana in a Mule Application and deploy it to the MuleSoft CloudHub or an on-premise server.

The CData Mule Connector for Asana connects Asana data to Mule applications enabling read functionality with familiar SQL queries. The Connector allows users to easily create Mule applications with access to live Asana data that can be deployed to an on-premise server for internal access or to the MuleSoft CloudHub for direct cloud access.

Add Asana Connectivity to Mule Apps

This article walks through embedding the CData Mule Connector for Asana in an application and deploying the application to MuleSoft CloudHub and to on-premise servers. You will need Mule and Anypoint Studio installed, in addition to the CData Asana Connector.

Embed Asana Connectivity

The steps below outline adding the Asana Connector to your project and configuring the connection and connector.

  1. Create a new Mule Project in Anypoint Studio.
  2. Add a CData Asana Connector to the application.
  3. Create a new Connection (or edit an existing one) and configure the properties to connect to Asana (see below). Once the connection is configured, click Test Connection to ensure the connectivity to Asana.

    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.

  4. Configure the CData Asana Connector with the Operation, Query type, and SQL query.
  5. Finish and save your application.

Once you have completed your application, you can use Anypoint Studio in conjunction with Anypoint Platform to deploy the application to your MuleSoft CloudHub instance or an on-premise server.

Deploy to MuleSoft CloudHub

  1. Right-click your Project and select Anypoint Platform -> Deploy to Cloud
  2. Configure the deployment and click "Deploy Application"
  3. When the deployment completes, navigate to the Anypoint Platform Runtime Manager to manage the deployed application

Once the application is deployed, you will be able to access it from anywhere on the web by navigating to the App URL, adding any parameters needed.

Deploy to an On-Premise Server

In order to deploy a Mule application to an on-premise server through the Anypoint Platform, you will need to have a Mule server instance installed on the machine. The steps below walk through adding the on-premise server to Anypoint Platform and deploying the Mule application.

Add the On-Premise Mule Server to Anypoint Platform

  1. Stop your on-premise Mule server (if it is currently running)
  2. Navigate to the Anypoint Platform and click Add Server to see the command for adding a server, including the security token.
  3. Setup the MuleSoft Runtime Manager Agent (on Windows, run amc_setup.bat ... ).

    %MULE_HOME%\bin> amc_setup -H 12ab3cd4-567e-8fa9-0123-4b56c7de8901---234567 MYSERVER
  4. Start the on-premise Mule Server (on Windows, run mule.bat ).

    %MULE_HOME%\bin> mule

Deploy the Mule Application

  1. In Anypoint Studio, right-click the project -> Export
    • In the Mule folder, choose "Anypoint Studio Project to Mule Deployable Archive" and click "Next" to create the deployable file
  2. In the Anypoint Platform Runtime Manager, navigate to Applications and click Deploy Application
    • Name the application
    • Select the on-premise server as the Deployment Target
    • Under "Application File," click "Choose file" -> "Upload file" and select the project you exported
    • Click "Deploy Application"

Once the application is deployed to the on-premise server, you will be able to access it from any browser with access to the server. Simply navigate to the server address and port, adding any URL parameters needed for the application.

At this point, you have deployed a Mule Application for working with Asana data. Download a free, 30 day trial of the Mule Connector for Asana and see the CData difference in your Mule applications today.