Manage Basecamp Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Basecamp.

The CData JDBC Driver for Basecamp seamlessly integrates Basecamp data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Basecamp data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Basecamp in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Basecamp Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Basecamp data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    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.

    Below is a typical connection string:

  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Basecamp data. Basecamp entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Basecamp data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Basecamp API.