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Import Real-Time Monday.com Data in ColdFusion to Build Applications



Use the CData JDBC Driver for Monday.com to import and use Monday.com data in ColdFusion.

Adobe ColdFusion is a web and mobile application development platform. It uses its own scripting language, ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML), to create data-driven websites as well as generate remote services, such as REST.

When ColdFusion is paired with the CData JDBC Driver for Monday.com, you can link your ColdFusion web and mobile applications to operational Monday.com data. This allows for your applications to be more robust and complete. This article details how to use the JDBC driver to create a table populated with Monday.com data from within a ColdFusion markup file.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Monday.com data. When you issue complex SQL queries to Monday.com, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Monday.com and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations). Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze Monday.com data using native data types.

Configuring the Connection to Monday.com

You will need a JDBC connection string to establish a connection between Coldfusion and Monday.com.

You can connect to Monday.com using either API Token authentication or OAuth authentication.

Connecting with an API Token

Connect to Monday.com by specifying the APIToken. Set the AuthScheme to Token and obtain the APIToken as follows:

  • API tokens for admin users
    1. Log in to your Monday.com account and click on your avatar in the bottom left corner.
    2. Select Admin.
    3. Select "API" on the left side of the Admin page.
    4. Click the "Copy" button to copy the user's API token.
  • API tokens for non-admin users
    1. Click on your profile picture in the bottom left of your screen.
    2. Select "Developers"
    3. Click "Developer" and then "My Access Tokens" at the top.
    4. Select "Show" next to the API token, where you'll be able to copy it.

Connecting with OAuth Authentication

Alternatively, you can establish a connection using OAuth (refer to the OAuth section of the Help documentation).

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.monday.jar

Adding a Data Source and Creating a Table

After configuring the connection, follow the steps below to add the CData JDBC Driver to ColdFusion's lib directory, add a new data source, test the connection, create a ColdFusion markup file, and, finally, make a real-time connection with Monday.com data and display it in a table written in the ColdFusion Markup Language, or CFML:

  1. Copy the JDBC Driver for Monday.com and lic file from "C:\Program Files\CData[product_name]\lib" to "C:\ColdFusion2021\cfusion\wwwroot\WEB-INF\lib". cdata.jdbc.monday.jar cdata.jdbc.monday.lic

    Note: If you do not copy the .lic file with the jar, you will see a licensing error that indicates you do not have a valid license installed. This is true for both the trial and full versions.

  2. From the ColdFusion administrator interface, choose Data & Services.
  3. Here, we can "Add New Data Source". The data source name can be any name, provided it conforms to the ColdFusion variable naming conventions. For our JDBC driver, choose "other", then click the "Add" button.
  4. Next, populate the driver properties.
    • JDBC URL will need to be in the format: jdbc:monday:|connectionString|.
    • A typical connection string looks like this:

      jdbc:monday:APIToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.yJ0aWQiOjE0MTc4NzIxMiwidWlkIjoyNzI3ODM3OSwiaWFkIjoiMjAyMi0wMS0yMFQxMDo0NjoxMy45NDFaIiwicGV;

    • The Driver Class is: cdata.jdbc.monday.MondayDriver
    • The Driver Name is arbitrary and simply used to recognize the data source in the ColdFusion administration console.
  5. Now, test the connection by clicking the check mark to the left of the CDataMonday.comJDBC data source you just created. When the data source reports an "OK" status, it is ready for use.
  6. Next, create a new ColdFusion Markup file (.cfm) and place it in the wwwroot directory ("C:\ColdFusion2021\cfusion\wwwroot") for ColdFusion.

    The following code queries the data source:

                
            <cfquery name="Monday.comQuery" dataSource="CDataMonday.comJDBC"> 
              SELECT * FROM Invoices 
            </cfquery> 
        
    And a CFTable can be used to quickly output the table in HTML:
                
              <cftable  
              query = "Monday.comQuery" 
              border = "1" 
              colHeaders 
              colSpacing = "2" 
              headerLines = "2" 
              HTMLTable 
              maxRows = "500" 
              startRow = "1"> 
    
              <cfcol header="<b>Id</b>" align="Left" width=2 text="Id"/> 
    
              <cfcol header="<b>DueDate</b>" align="Left" width=15 text="DueDate"/> 
    
              ...
    
            </cftable> 
        
    Full code, including the HTML portion is available below:
                
            <html> 
            <head><title>CData Software | Monday.com Invoices Table Demo </title></head> 
            <body> 
            <cfoutput>#ucase("Monday.com Invoices Table Demo")#</cfoutput> 
            <cfquery name="Monday.comQuery" dataSource="CDataMonday.comJDBC"> 
    
              SELECT * FROM Invoices 
    
            </cfquery> 
            <cftable  
              query = "Monday.comQuery" 
              border = "1" 
              colHeaders 
              colSpacing = "2" 
              headerLines = "2" 
              HTMLTable 
              maxRows = "500" 
              startRow = "1"> 
              <cfcol header="<b>Id</b>" align="Left" width=2 text="Id"/> 
    
              <cfcol header="<b>DueDate</b>" align="Left" width=15 text="DueDate"/> 
    
              ...
    
            </cftable> 
            </body> 
    
            </html>  
        
  7. Finally, run the code locally in a browser at the default port of 8500. It produces a table populated with Monday.com data!

As a note, the CData JDBC Drivers also support parameterized queries using the cfqueryparam element. For example: SELECT * FROM Account WHERE name =

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