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Replicate Multiple Asana Accounts

Replicate multiple Asana accounts to one or many databases.

CData Sync for Asana is a stand-alone application that provides solutions for a variety of replication scenarios such as replicating sandbox and production instances into your database. Both Sync for Windows and Sync for Java include a command-line interface (CLI) that makes it easy to manage multiple Asana connections. In this article we show how to use the CLI to replicate multiple Asana accounts.

Configure Asana Connections

You can save connection and email notification settings in an XML configuration file. To replicate multiple Asana accounts, use multiple configuration files. Below is an example configuration to replicate Asana to SQLite:

Windows

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <CDataSync> <DatabaseType>SQLite</DatabaseType> <DatabaseProvider>System.Data.SQLite</DatabaseProvider> <ConnectionString>OAuthClientId=YourClientId;OAuthClientSecret=YourClientSecret;CallbackURL='http://localhost:33333';</ConnectionString> <ReplicateAll>False</ReplicateAll> <NotificationUserName></NotificationUserName> <DatabaseConnectionString>Data Source=C:\my.db</DatabaseConnectionString> <TaskSchedulerStartTime>09:51</TaskSchedulerStartTime> <TaskSchedulerInterval>Never</TaskSchedulerInterval> </CDataSync>

Java

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <CDataSync> <DatabaseType>SQLite</DatabaseType> <DatabaseProvider>org.sqlite.JDBC</DatabaseProvider> <ConnectionString>OAuthClientId=YourClientId;OAuthClientSecret=YourClientSecret;CallbackURL='http://localhost:33333';</ConnectionString> <ReplicateAll>False</ReplicateAll> <NotificationUserName></NotificationUserName> <DatabaseConnectionString>Data Source=C:\my.db</DatabaseConnectionString> </CDataSync>

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.

Configure Queries for Each Asana Instance

Sync enables you to control replication with standard SQL. The REPLICATE statement is a high-level command that caches and maintains a table in your database. You can define any SELECT query supported by the Asana API. The statement below caches and incrementally updates a table of Asana data:

REPLICATE projects;

You can specify a file containing the replication queries you want to use to update a particular database. Separate replication statements with semicolons. The following options are useful if you are replicating multiple Asana accounts into the same database:

You can use a different table prefix in the REPLICATE SELECT statement:

REPLICATE PROD_projects SELECT * FROM projects

Alternatively, you can use a different schema:

REPLICATE PROD.projects SELECT * FROM projects

Run Sync

After you have configured the connection strings and replication queries, you can run Sync with the following command-line options:

Windows

AsanaSync.exe -g MyProductionAsanaConfig.xml -f MyProductionAsanaSync.sql

Java

java -Xbootclasspath/p:c:\sqlitejdbc.jar -jar AsanaSync.jar -g MyProductionAsanaConfig.xml -f MyProductionAsanaSync.sql