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Query Zoho Projects Data as a SQL Server Database in Node.js

Execute SQL Server queries against Zoho Projects data from Node.js.

You can use CData Connect Cloud to query Zoho Projects data through a SQL Server interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Zoho Projects in Connect Cloud and start querying using Node.js.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Zoho Projects, allowing you to easily query live Zoho Projects data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, CData Connect Cloud pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Zoho Projects, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Zoho Projects data.

Configure Zoho Projects Connectivity for NodeJS

Connectivity to Zoho Projects from NodeJS is made possible through CData Connect Cloud. To work with Zoho Projects data from NodeJS, we start by creating and configuring a Zoho Projects connection.

  1. Log into Connect Cloud, click Connections and click Add Connection
  2. Select "Zoho Projects" from the Add Connection panel
  3. Zoho Projects uses OAuth to authenticate. Click "Sign in" to authenticate with Zoho Projects.
  4. Navigate to the Permissions tab in the Add Zoho Projects Connection page and update the User-based permissions.

Add a Personal Access Token

If you are connecting from a service, application, platform, or framework that does not support OAuth authentication, you can create a Personal Access Token (PAT) to use for authentication. Best practices would dictate that you create a separate PAT for each service, to maintain granularity of access.

  1. Click on your username at the top right of the Connect Cloud app and click User Profile.
  2. On the User Profile page, scroll down to the Personal Access Tokens section and click Create PAT.
  3. Give your PAT a name and click Create.
  4. The personal access token is only visible at creation, so be sure to copy it and store it securely for future use.

With the connection configured, you are ready to connect to Zoho Projects data from Node.js.

Query Zoho Projects from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Zoho Projects with the SQL Server module. You will need the following information:

  • server:
  • port: 14333
  • user: a Connect Cloud user (e.g.
  • password: the PAT for the above user
  • database: The connection you configured for Zoho Projects (ZohoProjects1)

Connect to Zoho Projects data and start executing queries with the code below:

var sql = require('mssql')
var config = {
	server: '',
	port: 14333, 
	user: '', //update me
	password: 'CONNECT_USER_PAT', //update me	
	options: {
		encrypt: true,
		database: 'ZohoProjects1'

sql.connect(config, err => { 
        throw err ;
    new sql.Request().query('SELECT * FROM Portals', (err, result) => {

sql.on('error', err => {
    console.log("SQL Error: " ,err);