Viewing Trello Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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How to view Trello data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for Trello.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for Trello, you gain access to live Trello data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to both retrieve Trello data. This article will walk through connecting to Trello using the Data Explorer.

Connecting to Trello Data Using Data Explorer

You can create a simple application for displaying Trello data by utilizing the CData FireDAC Components for Trello and a new VCL Forms Application:

  1. Open the Data Explorer in RAD Studio and expand FireDAC.
  2. Right-click on CData Trello Data Source and click Add New Connection.

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.

    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.

  5. Back in the Data Explorer, expand the views for the connection.
  6. Create a new VCL Forms application and drag a view (for example: Boards) onto the form.

  7. Select the BoardsView object on the form and set the Active property to true.
  8. Right-click on the object, bind visually, and link everything (*) to a new control (TStringGrid).

  9. Arrange the TStringGrid on the form and run the application to see the Boards data.