Query Azure DevOps Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

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Execute MySQL queries against Azure DevOps data from Node.js.

You can use CData Connect Cloud to query Azure DevOps data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Azure DevOps in Connect Cloud and start querying using Node.js.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Azure DevOps, allowing you to easily query live Azure DevOps data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, CData Connect Cloud pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Azure DevOps, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Azure DevOps data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Azure DevOps Data

CData Connect Cloud uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect Cloud and click Databases.
  2. Select "Azure DevOps" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Azure DevOps. You can connect to your Azure DevOps account by providing the Organization and PersonalAccessToken.

    Obtaining a Personal Access Token

    A PersonalAccessToken is necessary for account authentication.

    To generate one, log in to your Azure DevOps Organization account and navigate to Profile -> Personal Access Tokens -> New Token. The generated token will be displayed.

    If you wish to authenticate to Azure DevOps using OAuth refer to the online Help documentation for an authentication guide.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Azure DevOps data from any MySQL client.

Query Azure DevOps from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Azure DevOps with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Connect Cloud (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on Connect Cloud
  • Database name: The database you configured for Azure DevOps (azuredevopsdb)

Connect to Azure DevOps data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'azuredevopsdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Builds', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();