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The ADP ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from ADP, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access ADP data like you would a database - read, write, and update ADP FALSE, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Query ADP Data in MySQL Workbench



Execute MySQL queries against live ADP data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for ADP to query ADP data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live ADP data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to ADP Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

Connect to ADP by specifying the following properties:

  • SSLClientCert: Set this to the certificate provided during registration.
  • SSLClientCertPassword: Set this to the password of the certificate.
  • UseUAT: The connector makes requests to the production environment by default. If using a developer account, set UseUAT = true.
  • RowScanDepth: The maximum number of rows to scan for the custom fields columns available in the table. The default value will be set to 100. Setting a high value may decrease performance.

The connector uses OAuth to authenticate with ADP. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with ADP using the browser. For more information, refer to the OAuth section in the Help documentation.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to ADP data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query ADP from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual ADP database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live ADP data.

Connect to ADP through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for ADP).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query ADP Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for ADP).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve ADP data, like SELECT * FROM `CData ADP Sys`.Workers;

With access to live ADP data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update ADP, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for ADP and the CData SQL Gateway.