Setup a Trello REST Connection Manager

The REST Connection Manager is an SSIS connection manager component that can be used to establish connections with Trello REST service to help facilitate Trello data integration.

See Trello REST Source Component for how to retrieve data from Trello & Trello REST Destination Component for how to write to Trello.

To add a new connection, right-click the Connection Manager area in your Visual Studio project, and choose "New Connection..." from the context menu. You will be prompted the "Add SSIS Connection Manager" window. Select the "REST (KingswaySoft)" item to add a new REST Connection Manager.

New SSIS Connection

Add SSIS REST Connection Manager

The REST Connection Manager contains 2 pages of configuration.

  • General
  • Advanced

General page

The General page allows you to specify connection properties and login credentials for Trello REST service:

SSIS REST Trello Connection Manager

Service Name

The REST service that will be connected to.

Base URL

The URL of the Trello instance to connect to.

API Throttle Rate

The API Throttling Rate will limit the number of requests that can be sent per hour. Set this value to 0 to disable API Throttling.

Trello Authentication Mode

This option allows you to specify how to authenticate with the Trello server. Available options are:

  • Basic
  • OAuth
API Key

The API Key of the account you wish to use to connect to your Trello instance.

API Secret

The API Secret of the account you wish to use to connect to your Trello instance. This field is only available when the Authentication Mode is set to OAuth 1.

Get Token

If you click the Get Token button, the ‘Select Token Expiration' dialog will appear. You can choose the Token Expiration duration you want to be set for the requested token.

Trello Connection Manager - Select Token Expiration

Show Token Button

If you need to see or copy the token in the 'Authentication Token' field click the 'Show Token' button to reveal the text of the token.

Test Connection

After all the connection information has been provided, you may click the "Test Connection" button to test if the user credentials entered can connect to the selected REST service.

Advanced page

REST Connection Manager - Advanced

Proxy Mode

Proxy Mode option allows to specify how you want to configure the proxy server setting. There are three options available.

  • No Proxy
  • Auto-detect (Using system configured proxy)
  • Manual
Proxy Server

Using Proxy Server option allows you to specify the name of the proxy server for the connection.

Port

The Port option allows you to specify the port number of the proxy server for the connection.

Username (Proxy Server Authentication)

Username option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user account.

Password (Proxy Server Authentication)

Password option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user's password.

Note: The Proxy Password is not included in the connection manager's ConnectionString property by default. This is by design for security reasons. However, you can include it in your ConnectionString if you want to parameterize your connection manager. The format would be ProxyPassword=myProxyPassword; (make sure you have a semicolon as the last character). It can be anywhere in the ConnectionString.

Timeout

The number of seconds requests should wait before timing out.

Retry on Intermittent Errors

The retry on intermittent errors option determines if requests will be retried when there is an error. If this option is checked requests will be retried up to 3 times.