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How to read Jira data 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:

  1. Install ZappySys ODBC PowerPack.

  2. Open ODBC Data Sources (x64):
    Open ODBC Data Source

  3. Create a User Data Source (User DSN) based on ZappySys API Driver

    ZappySys API Driver
    Create new System DSN for ZappySys API Driver
    You 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.
  4. 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:

    JiraDSN
    Jira
    ODBC DSN Template Selection

  5. 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:

    1. Go to Profile > Security.
    2. Click Create and manage API tokens.
    3. Then click Create API token button and give your token a label.
    4. When window appears with new API token, copy and use it in this connection manager.
    5. That's it!

    Fill in all required parameters and set optional parameters if needed:

    JiraDSN
    Jira
    API 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...
    ODBC DSN HTTP Connection Configuration

    OAuth App must be created in Atlassian Developer Console. It is found at https://developer.atlassian.com/console/myapps/ [API Help..]

    Steps to get Jira Credentials
    Firstly, login into your Atlassian account and then create Jira application:

    1. Go to Atlassian Developer area.
    2. Click Create app and select OAuth 2.0 (3LO) integration app to create an OAuth app.
    3. Give your app a name, accept the terms and hit Create.
    4. Then hit App details panel and copy paste Client ID and Secret into the API Connection Manager configuration grid into the proper places.
    5. Then go back and click Permissions panel to enable permissions/scopes for your application. You can enable them all.
    6. Go back again to application settings and click Authorization panel.
    7. 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.
    8. Use this same Callback URL (Return URL) in a API Connection Manager configuration grid.
    9. In API Connection Manager enter one or more of these scopes (read more about available scopes) into Scopes property:
      1. offline_access (a must)
      2. read:jira-user
      3. read:jira-work
      4. write:jira-work
      5. manage:jira-project
      6. manage:jira-configuration
    10. Also configure your company's Subdomain in the properties grid.
    11. Click Generate Token to generate tokens.
    12. That's it!

    Fill in all required parameters and set optional parameters if needed:

    JiraDSN
    Jira
    OAuth 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...
    ODBC DSN Oauth Connection Configuration

  6. 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:
    ODBC ZappySys Data Source Preview

  7. Click OK to finish creating the data source.

Reading data from client application

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Jira Connector Examples

The ZappySys API Driver is a user-friendly interface designed to facilitate the seamless integration of various applications with the Jira API. With its intuitive design and robust functionality, the ZappySys API Driver simplifies the process of configuring specific API endpoints to efficiently read or write data from Jira.

Click here to find more Jira Connector examples designed for seamless integration with the ZappySys API ODBC Driver under ODBC Data Source (36/64) or ZappySys Data Gateway, enhancing your ability to connect and interact with Prebuilt Connectors effectively.

Consume Data inside your App / Programming Language

Once you know how to load data from Jira Connector, you can click on one of the below links to learn the steps how to consume data inside your App / Programming Language from Jira Connector.

ODBC inside ETL / Reporting / BI Tools

ODBC inside Programming Languages

Key features of the ZappySys API Driver include:

The API ODBC driver facilitates the reading and writing of data from numerous popular online services (refer to the complete list here) using familiar SQL language without learning complexity of REST API calls. The driver allows querying nested structure and output as a flat table. You can also create your own ODBC / Data Gateway API connector file and use it with this driver.

  1. Intuitive Configuration: The interface is designed to be user-friendly, enabling users to easily set up the specific API endpoints within Jira without requiring extensive technical expertise or programming knowledge.

  2. Customizable Endpoint Setup: Users can conveniently configure the API endpoint settings, including the HTTP request method, endpoint URL, and any necessary parameters, to precisely target the desired data within Jira.

  3. Data Manipulation Capabilities: The ZappySys API Driver allows for seamless data retrieval and writing, enabling users to fetch data from Jira and perform various data manipulation operations as needed, all through an intuitive and straightforward interface.

  4. Secure Authentication Integration: The driver provides secure authentication integration, allowing users to securely connect to the Jira API by inputting the necessary authentication credentials, such as API tokens or other authentication keys.

  5. Error Handling Support: The interface is equipped with comprehensive error handling support, ensuring that any errors or exceptions encountered during the data retrieval or writing process are efficiently managed and appropriately communicated to users for prompt resolution.

  6. Data Visualization and Reporting: The ZappySys API Driver facilitates the seamless processing and presentation of the retrieved data from Jira, enabling users to generate comprehensive reports and visualizations for further analysis and decision-making purposes.

Overall, the ZappySys API Driver serves as a powerful tool for streamlining the integration of applications with Jira, providing users with a convenient and efficient way to access and manage data, all through a user-friendly and intuitive interface.