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Query Trello Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Trello data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Trello to query Trello data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Trello data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Trello Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Trello data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query Trello from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Trello database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Trello data.

Connect to Trello through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Trello).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Trello Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Trello).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Trello data, like SELECT * FROM `CData Trello Sys`.Boards;

With access to live Trello data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Trello, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Trello and the CData SQL Gateway.