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

Access Slack data like you would a database - read, write, and update Slack User, Channels, Messages, Files, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Connect to Slack Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Slack data as a data source.

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

Integrate Slack Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

Slack uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the Getting Started section of the help documentation for an authentication guide.

You can then follow the steps below to register Slack data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to Slack data. Slack entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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