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Use the CData ODBC Driver for Trello in Microsoft Power Query

You can use the CData Trello ODBC Driver with Microsoft Power Query. In this article, you will use the ODBC driver to import Trello data into Microsoft Power Query.

The CData ODBC Driver for Trello enables you to link to Trello data in Microsoft Power Query, ensuring that you see any updates. This article details how to use the ODBC driver to import Trello data into Microsoft Power Query.

Connect to Trello as an ODBC Data Source

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. 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.

Import Trello Data

Follow the steps below to import Trello data using standard SQL:

  1. From the ribbon in Excel, click Power Query -> From Other Data Sources -> From ODBC.

  2. Enter the ODBC connection string. Below is a connection string using the default DSN created when you install the driver: Provider=MSDASQL.1;Persist Security Info=False;DSN=CData Trello Source
  3. Enter the SELECT statement to import data with. For example:

    SELECT BoardId, Name FROM Boards WHERE Name = 'Public Board'
  4. Enter credentials, if required, and click Connect. The results of the query are displayed in the Query Editor Preview. You can combine queries from other data sources or refine the data with Power Query formulas. To load the query to the worksheet, click the Close and Load button.