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YouTrack API SQL Driver

Invantive SQL is the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to exchange data with the YouTrack API.

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YouTrack by JetBrains provides bug tracking, issue tracking system and project management.

The YouTrack driver covers 233 tables and 21272 columns.

YouTrack API Clients

Invantive SQL is available on many user interfaces ("clients" in traditional server-client paradigma). All Invantive SQL statements can be exchanged with a close to 100% compatibility across all clients and operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android).

The clients include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Query, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook. Web-based clients include Invantive Cloud, Invantive Bridge Online as OData proxy, Invantive App Online for interactive apps, Online SQL Editor for query execution and Invantive Data Access Point as extended proxy.

The YouTrack Power BI connector is based on the Invantive SQL driver for YouTrack, completed by a high-performance OData connector which works straight on Power BI without any add-on. The OData protocol is always version 4, independent whether the backing platform uses OData, SOAP or another protocol.

For technical users there are command-line editions of Invantive Data Hub running on iOS, Android, Windows, MacOS and Linux. Invantive Data Hub is also often used for enterprise server applications such as ETL. High-volume replication of data taken from the YouTrack API into traditional databases such as SQL Server (on-premise and Azure), MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle is possible using Invantive Data Replicator. Invantive Data Replicator automatically creates and maintains YouTrack datawarehouses, possibly in combination with data from over 70 other (cloud) platforms. Data Replicator supports data volumes up to over 1 TB and over 5.000 companies. The on-premise edition of Invantive Bridge offers an YouTrack provider.

Finally, online web apps can be build for YouTrack using App Online of Invantive Cloud.

Monitor API Calls

When a query or DML-statement has been executed on Invantive SQL a developer can evaluate the actual calls made to the YouTrack API using a query on sessionios@DataDictionary. As an alternative, extensive request and response logging can be enabled by setting log-native-calls-to-disk to true. In the %USERPROFILE%\Invantive\NativeLog folder Invantive SQL will create log files per API request and response.


The SQL driver for YouTrack does not support partitioning. Define one data container in a database for each company in YouTrack to enable parallel access for data from multiple companies.

An introduction into the concepts of Invantive SQL such as databases, data containers and partitioning can be found in the Invantive SQL grammar.

The configuration can be changed using various attributes during log on and use. A full list of configuration options is listed in the driver attributes.

The catalog name is used to compose the full qualified name of an object like a table or view. The schema name is used to compose the full qualified name of an object like a table or view. On YouTrack the comparison of two texts is case sensitive by default.

Changes and bug fixes on the YouTrack SQL driver can be found in the release notes. Get access to the YouTrack community through the YouTrack section of the Invantive forums.

Driver code for use in settings.xml: YouTrack

Alias: youtrack

Recommended alias: ytk

More technical documentation as provided by the supplier of the YouTrack API on the native APIconnection used can be found at

The format of YouTrack record IDs consists of a value from the view IDTypes, a dash as separator and a numeric value.

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