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Analyze Trello Data in Cognos Analytics



Use CData Connect Cloud to connect to Trello from Cognos Analytics and analyze live Trello data.

Cognos Analytics, powered by IBM Watson®, empowers users to cleanse and establish connections with their data while creating visualizations. When integrated with CData Connect Cloud, users gain immediate, real-time connectivity between cloud-based data sources and Cognos Analytics, facilitating data management, visualization, analytics, and more. This article provides step-by-step guidance on connecting to Trello via CData Connect Cloud and subsequently analyzing Trello data within Cognos Analytics.

NOTE: These instructions require Cognos Analytics 11.2.4 or higher

CData Connect Cloud offers a dedicated cloud-to-cloud interface for Trello, enabling users to perform real-time analysis on Trello data within Cognos without the need to replicate data to a natively supported database. Equipped with built-in optimized data processing capabilities, CData Connect Cloud efficiently directs all supported SQL operations, including filters and JOINs, directly to Trello. This harnesses server-side processing to promptly provide the requested Trello data.

Configure Trello Connectivity for Cognos Analytics

Connectivity to Trello from Cognos Analytics is made possible through CData Connect Cloud. To work with Trello data from Cognos Analytics, we start by creating and configuring a Trello connection.

  1. Log into Connect Cloud, click Connections and click Add Connection
  2. Select "Trello" from the Add Connection panel
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Trello.

    Trello uses token-based authentication to grant third-party applications access to their API. When a user has granted an application access to their data, the application is given a token that can be used to make requests to Trello's API.

    Trello's API can be accessed in 2 different ways. The first is using Trello's own Authorization Route, and the second is using OAuth1.0.

    • Authorization Route: At the moment of registration, Trello assigns an API key and Token to the account. See the Help documentation for information on how to connect via the Authorization route.
    • OAuth Route: Similar to using Authorization, OAuth creates an Application Id and Secret when you create your account. See the Help documentation for information on how to to connect.

  4. Click Create & Test
  5. Navigate to the Permissions tab in the Add Trello Connection page and update the User-based permissions.

Add a Personal Access Token

If you are connecting from a service, application, platform, or framework that does not support OAuth authentication, you can create a Personal Access Token (PAT) to use for authentication. Best practices would dictate that you create a separate PAT for each service, to maintain granularity of access.

  1. Click on your username at the top right of the Connect Cloud app and click User Profile.
  2. On the User Profile page, scroll down to the Personal Access Tokens section and click Create PAT.
  3. Give your PAT a name and click Create.
  4. The personal access token is only visible at creation, so be sure to copy it and store it securely for future use.

With the connection configured, you are ready to connect to Trello data from Cognos Analytics.

Connect to Trello from Cognos Analytics

The steps below outline connecting to CData Connect Cloud from Cognos Analytics to analyze live Trello data.

Download the CData Connect Cloud JDBC Driver

  1. Download and install the CData Connect Cloud JDBC Driver: https://www.cdata.com/cloud/clients/download.aspx#jdbc.
  2. Copy the JAR file (cdata.jdbc.connect.jar) from the installation directory (e.g., C:\Program Files\CData\JDBC Driver for CData Connect\lib) to the "drivers" folder in your Cognos Analytics installation directory.

Configure the Connection to CData Connect Cloud

  1. Open IBM Cognos and navigate to Manage > Data server connections.
  2. Click the icon to add a data server.
  3. Select CData Connect Cloud.
  4. Set JDBC URL to the appropriate connection string. For example: jdbc:connect://AuthScheme=Basic;
  5. Set Driver class name to "cdata.jdbc.connect.ConnectDriver"
  6. Create and store authenticate credentials by selecting an authentication method
    • Set Username to your CData Connect Cloud username (e.g., user@mydomain.com)
    • Set Password to the PAT you previously generated.
  7. Click Test connection to confirm that the connection succeeds.

At this point, you are ready to analyze and visualize Trello data in Cognos Analytics. For more information about using Cognos Analytics, please refer to the Cognos Analytics documentation.

Live Access to Trello Data for Analytics

Now you have a direct, cloud-to-cloud connection to live Trello data from Cognos Analytics. You can create new visualizations, build reports, and more — without replicating Trello data.

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