Connect to Smartsheet Data in IntelliJ

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Smartsheet JDBC Driver

Easy-to-use Smartsheet client enables Java-based applications to easily consume Smartsheet Sheets, Contacts, Folders, Groups, Users, etc.



Integrate connectivity to Smartsheet data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for Smartsheet enables you to access Smartsheet as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to Smartsheet data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for Smartsheet

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to Smartsheet data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.smartsheet.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.smartsheet.SmartsheetDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:smartsheet: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      Smartsheet uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to register an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties.

      However, for testing purposes you can instead use the Personal Access Token you get when you create an application; set this to the OAuthAccessToken connection property.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.smartsheet.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:smartsheet:OAuthClientId=MyOauthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Edit and Save Smartsheet Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor. You can also modify records in the Table Editor.