Query Basecamp Data in MySQL Workbench

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Basecamp ODBC Driver

The Basecamp ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Basecamp data, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Basecamp like you would a database - read, write, and update Projects, People, Documents, Messages, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Execute MySQL queries against live Basecamp data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Basecamp to query Basecamp data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Basecamp data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Basecamp Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Basecamp data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query Basecamp from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Basecamp through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Basecamp).
  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 SQL Gateway for Basecamp).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Basecamp data, like SELECT * FROM `CData Basecamp Sys`.Projects;

With access to live Basecamp data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Basecamp, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Basecamp and the CData SQL Gateway.