Connect to Jira Service Desk Data in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

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Jira Service Desk JDBC Driver

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Transfer Jira Service Desk data using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Jira Service Desk enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Jira Service Desk as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Jira Service Desk to set up a simple transfer into a flat file. The CData JDBC Driver for Jira Service Desk enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Jira Service Desk as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Jira Service Desk to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to Jira Service Desk as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to Jira Service Desk data. In a new CloverDX graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.jiraservicedesk.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    You can establish a connection to any Jira Service Desk Cloud account or Server instance.

    Connecting with a Cloud Account

    To connect to a Cloud account, you'll first need to retrieve an APIToken. To generate one, log in to your Atlassian account and navigate to API tokens > Create API token. The generated token will be displayed.

    Supply the following to connect to data:

    • User: Set this to the username of the authenticating user.
    • APIToken: Set this to the API token found previously.

    Connecting with a Service Account

    To authenticate with a service account, you will need to supply the following connection properties:

    • User: Set this to the username of the authenticating user.
    • Password: Set this to the password of the authenticating user.
    • URL: Set this to the URL associated with your JIRA Service Desk endpoint. For example, https://yoursitename.atlassian.net.

    Note: Password has been deprecated for connecting to a Cloud Account and is now used only to connect to a Server Instance.

    Accessing Custom Fields

    By default, the connector only surfaces system fields. To access the custom fields for Issues, set IncludeCustomFields.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.jiraservicedesk.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:jiraservicedesk:ApiKey=myApiKey;User=MyUser;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Jira Service Desk Data with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the Jira Service Desk JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT RequestId, ReporterName FROM Requests WHERE CurrentStatus = 'Open'

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the Requests table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.