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Basecamp Connector

Intro

Basecamp is a web-based project management tool. The Basecamp connector integrates Domo with Basecamp to extract data from the Basecamp API. You can use this connector to retrieve data about documents, attachments, calendar events, projects, people, and the like. To learn more about the Basecamp API, visit their Github page (https://github.com/basecamp/bc3-api).

The Basecamp connector is a "Cloud App" connector, meaning it retrieves data stored in the cloud. In the Data Center, you can access the connector page for this and other Cloud App connectors by clicking Cloud App in the toolbar at the top of the window.

You connect to your Basecamp account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Basecamp connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Primary Use Cases

This connector is appropriate for retrieving project status and task and project completion rates.

Primary Company Roles

Project managers

Average Implementation Time

10 minutes

Ease of Use (on a 1-to-10 scale with 1 being easiest)

2

Training Video - Connecting to Basecamp

Learn how to power up a Basecamp DataSet.

 

 

Note: The product training videos are for Domo customers and clients only.

Prerequisites

To connect to your Basecamp account and create a DataSet, you must have the following:

  • The username or email address you use to log into Basecamp

  • The password you use to log into Basecamp

Connecting to Your Basecamp Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Basecamp Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

The Domo Basecamp connector uses OAuth to connect, so there is no need to enter credentials within Domo. Click Connect (or select Add Account if you have existing Basecamp accounts in Domo) to open the Basecamp OAuth screen where you can enter your Basecamp username/email address and password. Once you have entered valid Basecamp credentials and authorized Domo to connect to Basecamp, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Basecamp DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Note: If you are already logged into Basecamp when you connect in Domo, you are authenticated automatically when you click Add account. If you want to connect to an account that is different from the one you are logged into, you must first log out of Basecamp.

Details Pane

This pane contains two primary menus, Account ID and Reports, along with various other menus which may or may not appear depending on the report type you select.

Menu

Description

Account ID

Select the Basecamp account ID you want to retrieve information for.

Report

Select a Basecamp report. The following reports are available:

Accesses

Returns a list of people with access to a given project. 

Attachments

Returns a list of attachments for all projects.

Calendars

Returns a list of all calendars, sorted alphabetically.

Calendar Events

Returns a list of upcoming calendar events.

Calendar Events Past

Returns a list of past calendar events.

Documents

Returns a list of documents for all projects.

Events

Returns a list of all events for the account.

People

Returns a list of people with access to the account.

Projects

Returns a list of all active projects for the given project type.

Projects Archived

Returns a list of all archived projects.

Stars

Returns a list of stars for all active projects.

To-Do Lists

Returns to-do lists for all active projects for the given list type.

To-Dos

Returns a list of to-do items in all to-do lists.

Topics

Returns a list of topics for all projects.

 

Project Type

Select a Basecamp project type.

To-Do List Type

Select a Basecamp to-do list type.

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.  

FAQ

How do I know my Basecamp 3 account credentials are secure?

The login process uses the OAuth process so your Basecamp credentials are never seen or stored by Domo. This keeps your login secure.

How frequently will my data update?

As often as needed.

Can this connector pull custom fields?

No. Reports and columns are predefined by Basecamp.

What is the difference between the Basecamp and the Basecamp 3 connector?

The Basecamp 3 connector provides more reports and also has more options available to retrieve filtered, customized, and meaningful data.