Query Basecamp Data in MySQL Workbench

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Create a virtual MySQL database for Basecamp data in CData Connect (or Connect Cloud) and work with live Basecamp data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Cloud), you get live access to Basecamp data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Basecamp in Connect and work with live Basecamp data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Basecamp Data

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

  1. Login to Connect and click Databases.
  2. Select "Basecamp" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Basecamp.

    Basecamp uses basic or OAuth 2.0 authentication. To use basic authentication you will need the user and password that you use for logging in to Basecamp. To authenticate to Basecamp via OAuth 2.0, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties by registering an app with Basecamp.

    See the Getting Started section in the help documentation for a connection guide.

    Additionally, you will need to specify the AccountId connection property. This can be copied from the URL after you log in.

  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 Basecamp from MySQL Workbench.

Query Basecamp from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Basecamp database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Basecamp data.

Connect to Basecamp through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Basecamp Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Basecamp data, like SELECT * FROM basecampdb.Projects;

With access to live Basecamp data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Basecamp, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Basecamp as a cloud-based MySQL database today.