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How to set Trello data as a JDBC data source in FineReport.

The CData JDBC Driver for Trello fully implements the JDBC standard and can provide Trello data connectivity to a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools and custom applications. In this article, we explain how to set Trello data as JDBC data source in FineReport and view Trello data as a table in the Report Designer.

Set Up a JDBC Data Source of Trello Data

Follow the instruction below to set Trello data as a FineReport database connection.

  1. Copy the cdata.jdbc.trello.jar file from the lib folder in the CData JDBC Driver for Trello installation directory to the lib folder of the FineReport installation directory. You will need to copy the cdata.jdbc.trello.lic file as well.
  2. From the Server tab, select Define Data Connection, click to add a new connection, and click JDBC.

Next we will set up the data connection definition in the window.

  1. Database: Others
  2. JDBC Driver: cdata.jdbc.trello.Trello Driver
  3. URL: A standard JDBC connection string using semicolon-separated connection properties.

    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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.trello.jar

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

    When you configure the JDBC URL, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:trello:APIKey=myApiKey;Token=myGeneratedToken;
  4. Click Connection pool attributes and set Test before getting connections to No.

Click Test connection to ensure you have configured the connection properly. With the connection to Trello set up, you can use it as FineReport data source.

Select Trello Data in the Report Designer.

  1. Click to add a new template data set and select DB query to open the database query window.
  2. Choose the JDBC connection that you created from the dropdown list.
  3. The Trello entities will appear as tables on the left pane.
  4. Write a SELECT statement for the Trello data tables and columns that you want to load.
  5. Click preview and data is shown as table.

With these simple steps, Trello can be used as a JDBC data source in FineReport.