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

Access Trello like you would a database - access Lists, Cards, Boards, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Import Real-Time Trello Data in ColdFusion to Build Applications



Use the CData ODBC Driver for Trello to import and use Trello data in ColdFusion.

Adobe ColdFusion is a web and mobile application development platform. It uses its own scripting language, ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML), to create data-driven websites as well as generate remote services, such as REST. When ColdFusion is paired with the CData ODBC Driver for Trello, you can link your ColdFusion web and mobile applications to operational Trello data. This allows for your applications to be more robust and complete. This article details how to use the ODBC driver to create a table populated with Trello data from within a ColdFusion markup file.

To follow along with this tutorial, you need to install the CData ODBC Driver for Trello and Adobe ColdFusion.

Configuring the Connection

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 process. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

Adding a Data Source and Creating a Table

After creating a DSN, follow the steps below to add a new data source, test our connection to it, create a ColdFusion markup file, and, finally, import Trello Trello data and display it in a table in ColdFusion:

  1. From the ColdFusion administrator interface, choose Data & Services.
  2. Here, click "Add New Data Source". The data source name can be any name, provided it conforms to the ColdFusion variable naming conventions. For our ODBC driver, choose "ODBC Socket", then click the "Add" button.
  3. From the ODBC DSN Dropdown menu select CData Trello Sys. Under the Advanced Settings section, leave the Connection String blank. Note that any properties specified in this input field will override the ones specified in the DSN Configuration.
  4. Now, test the connection by pressing the check mark to the left of the CDataTrelloODBC data source you just created. When the data source reports an "OK" status, it is ready for use.
  5. Next, create a new ColdFusion Markup file (.cfm) and place it in the wwwroot directory ("C:\ColdFusion2021\cfusion\wwwroot") for ColdFusion.

    The following code queries the data source:

                
            <cfquery name="TrelloQuery" dataSource="CDataTrelloODBC"> 
              SELECT * FROM Boards 
            </cfquery> 
        
    And a CFTable can be used to quickly output the table in HTML:
                
              <cftable  
              query = "TrelloQuery" 
              border = "1" 
              colHeaders 
              colSpacing = "2" 
              headerLines = "2" 
              HTMLTable 
              maxRows = "500" 
              startRow = "1"> 
    
              <cfcol header="<b>BoardId</b>" align="Left" width=2 text="BoardId"/> 
    
              <cfcol header="<b>Name</b>" align="Left" width=15 text="Name"/> 
    
              ...
    
            </cftable> 
        
    Full code, including the HTML portion is available below:
                
            <html> 
            <head><title>CData Software | Trello Boards Table Demo </title></head> 
            <body> 
            <cfoutput>#ucase("Trello Boards Table Demo")#</cfoutput> 
            <cfquery name="TrelloQuery" dataSource="CDataTrelloODBC"> 
    
              SELECT * FROM Boards 
    
            </cfquery> 
            <cftable  
              query = "TrelloQuery" 
              border = "1" 
              colHeaders 
              colSpacing = "2" 
              headerLines = "2" 
              HTMLTable 
              maxRows = "500" 
              startRow = "1"> 
              <cfcol header="<b>BoardId</b>" align="Left" width=2 text="BoardId"/> 
    
              <cfcol header="<b>Name</b>" align="Left" width=15 text="Name"/> 
    
              ...
    
            </cftable> 
            </body> 
    
            </html>  
        
  6. Finally, run the code in a browser. It produces a table populated with Trello data!

As a note, the CData ODBC Drivers also support parameterized queries using the cfqueryparam element. For example: SELECT * FROM Account WHERE name =

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