About Smartsheet connector
Etlworks Smartsheet connector allows fast, real-time access to Smartsheet data. The connector works just like any other database connector.
Etlworks partnered with CData to provide access to the Smartsheet API using industry-standard JDBC protocol. If you are interested, read more about CData Smartsheet JDBC connector.
When to use Smartsheet connector
1. Enable Smartsheet connector for your Etlworks Integrator account. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to enable connector.
2. Obtain a personal API Access token.
Step 1. Log on to Smartsheet.
Step 2. In the
Account menu with the user icon at the top right, select
Step 3. In the
Personal Settings window, select the
API Access option in the left side of the menu.
Step 4. Under
Manage API Access Tokens, click
Generate new access token.
Step 5. Name your new access token and click
Step 6. Your access token will now be displayed once. For security reasons, it will not be displayed again.
Create a Connection
Step 1. In the
Connections window, click
+, and type in
Step 2. Enter Connection parameters
URL: the JDBC Connection string. Keep the default value.
Personal Access Token: the personal API access token obtained in a previous step
Other parameters to specify the Connection string options. Read about available Connection string options.
Work with Smartsheet
Smartsheet data model
Read about the Smartsheet API data model.
Stored Procedures are available to complement the data available from the REST Data Model. Sometimes, it is necessary to update the data available from a view using a stored procedure because the data does not provide direct, table-like, two-way updates. In these situations, the retrieval of the data is done using the appropriate view or table, while the update is done by calling a stored procedure. Stored procedures take a list of parameters and return back a data set that contains the collection of tuples that constitute the response.
Read about available stored procedures.
To call stored procure from the SQL Flow or from Before/After SQL use
EXEC sp_name params=value syntax. Example:
EXEC DeleteSheet SheetId = 'id'SheetName = 'name'
Extract data from Smartsheet
Extracting data from Smartsheet is similar to extracting data from the relational database.
Step 1. Create a Smartsheet Connection which will be used as a source (
Step 3. Create a Flow where the source is a database and the destination is a Connection created in step 2, for example, a relational database.
Step 4. Add a new source-to-destination transformation.
Step 5. Select Smartsheet Connection created in step 1 as a source Connection and select the worksheet you are extracting data from.
Step 6. Select
TO Connection, Format (if needed), and object (for example database table) to load data into.
Step 7. Click
MAPPING and optionally enter
Source Query (you don't need a query if you are extracting data from the Smartsheet worksheet unconditionally).
Step 8. Optionally define the per-field mapping.
Step 9. Add more transformations if needed.
Load data in Smartsheet
Loading data in Smartsheet is similar to loading data into a relational database.
Step 1. Create a source Connection and a Format (if needed).
Step 2. Create a destination Smartsheet Connection.
Step 3. Create a Flow where the destination is a database.
Step 4. Add new source-to-destination transformation.
Step 5. Select
TO Connections and objects (also a
FROM Format if needed).
Step 6. Optionally define the per-field mapping.
Step 7. Add more transformations if needed.
Browse data in Smartsheet
You must have a Smartshseet Connection to browse objects and run SQL queries.
Use Etlworks Explorer to browse data and metadata in Smartsheet as well as execute stored procedures,
SELECT queries against a Smartsheet Connection.