Manage Jira Service Desk Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Jira Service Desk JDBC Driver

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Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Jira Service Desk.

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

Integrate Jira Service Desk Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Jira Service Desk 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.

    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.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:jiraservicedesk:ApiKey=myApiKey;User=MyUser;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Jira Service Desk data. Jira Service Desk entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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