How to read data from Jira in ODBC application
In this section we will learn how to configure and use Jira Connector in the API Driver to extract data from the Jira.Create ODBC Data Source (DSN) based on ZappySys API Driver
To get data from Jira using we first need to create a DSN (Data Source) which will access data from Jira. We will later be able to read data using . Perform these steps:
Install ZappySys ODBC PowerPack.
Open ODBC Data Sources (x64):
Create a User Data Source (User DSN) based on ZappySys API DriverZappySys API DriverYou should create a System DSN (instead of a User DSN) if the client application is launched under a Windows System Account, e.g. as a Windows Service. If the client application is 32-bit (x86) running with a System DSN, use ODBC Data Sources (32-bit) instead of the 64-bit version.
When the Configuration window appears give your data source a name if you haven't done that already, then select "Jira" from the list of Popular Connectors. If "Jira" is not present in the list, then click "Search Online" and download it. Then set the path to the location where you downloaded it. Finally, click Continue >> to proceed with configuring the DSN:JiraDSNJira
Now it's time to configure the Connection Manager. Select Authentication Type, e.g. Token Authentication. Then select API Base URL (in most cases, the default one is the right one). More info is available in the Authentication section.Steps to get Jira Credentials
Firstly, login into your Atlassian account and then go to your Jira profile:
- Go to Profile > Security.
- Click Create and manage API tokens.
- Then click Create API token button and give your token a label.
- When window appears with new API token, copy and use it in this connection manager.
- That's it!
Fill in all required parameters and set optional parameters if needed:JiraDSNAPI Key based Authentication [Http]https://[$Subdomain$].atlassian.net/rest/api/3
Required Parameters Subdomain Fill in the parameter... Atlassian User Name (email) Fill in the parameter... API Key Fill in the parameter... Optional Parameters CustomColumnsRegex Fill in the parameter...
OAuth App must be created in Atlassian Developer Console. It is found at https://developer.atlassian.com/console/myapps/ [Read more..]Steps to get Jira Credentials
Firstly, login into your Atlassian account and then create Jira application:
- Go to Atlassian Developer area.
- Click Create app and select OAuth 2.0 (3LO) integration app to create an OAuth app.
- Give your app a name, accept the terms and hit Create.
- Then hit App details panel and copy paste Client ID and Secret into the API Connection Manager configuration grid into the proper places.
- Then go back and click Permissions panel to enable permissions/scopes for your application. You can enable them all.
- Go back again to application settings and click Authorization panel.
- Click Configure button and in Callback URL enter your own Callback URL or simply enter https://zappysys.com/oauth if you don't have one.
- Use this same Callback URL (Return URL) in a API Connection Manager configuration grid.
- In API Connection Manager enter one or more of these scopes (read more about available scopes) into Scopes property:
- offline_access (a must)
- Also configure your company's Subdomain in the properties grid.
- Click Generate Token to generate tokens.
- That's it!
Fill in all required parameters and set optional parameters if needed:JiraDSNOAuth based Authentication [OAuth]https://[$Subdomain$].atlassian.net/rest/api/3
Required Parameters ClientId Fill in the parameter... ClientSecret Fill in the parameter... Scope Fill in the parameter... ReturnUrl Fill in the parameter... Organization Id (Select after clicking [Generate Token]) Fill in the parameter... Optional Parameters Custom Columns for output (Select after clicking [Generate Token]) Fill in the parameter...
Once the data source has been configured, you can preview data. Select the Preview tab and use settings similar to the following to preview data:
Click OK to finish creating the data source.
- Firstly, to get data from ODBC data source based on ZappySys ODBC driver, in your client application, you would need to connect to ODBC source and then from the list select the data source.
Finally, to read the data just read tables/views in your app or enter a SQL statement to extract data, e.g.:
SELECT * FROM Fields
- Power BI
- Informatica PowerCenter
- SQL Server / Linked Server
- SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services)