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Query Cloudant Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for Cloudant data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Cloudant data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to Cloudant data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Cloudant in Connect and work with live Cloudant data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Cloudant Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "Cloudant" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Cloudant.

    Set the following connection properties to connect to Cloudant:

    • User: Set this to your username.
    • Password: Set this to your password.
  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Cloudant from MySQL Workbench.

Query Cloudant from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Cloudant database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Cloudant data.

Connect to Cloudant through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  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 Cloudant Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Cloudant data, like SELECT * FROM cloudantdb.Movies;

With access to live Cloudant data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Cloudant, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Cloudant just like a MySQL database today.