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Connect to Basecamp Data in Aqua Data Studio

Access Basecamp data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for Basecamp integrates Basecamp data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Basecamp data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The Basecamp data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, Basecamp.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.basecamp.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.basecamp.BasecampDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:basecamp: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.basecamp.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:basecamp:User=test@northwind.db;Password=test123;

Query Basecamp Data

You can now query the tables exposed.