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Query CockroachDB Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for CockroachDB data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live CockroachDB 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 CockroachDB data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for CockroachDB in Connect and work with live CockroachDB data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for CockroachDB 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 "CockroachDB" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to CockroachDB.

    Set the following to connect to CockroachDB.

    • Server: The host name or IP address of the server.
    • Port: The port number of the CockroachDB server. If not specified, the default port is 26257.
    • Database: The name of the Cockroach database. If not specified, you connect to the user's default database.
    • User: The Cockroach DB user account used to authenticate.
    • Password: The password used to authenticate the user.
  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 CockroachDB from MySQL Workbench.

Query CockroachDB from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to CockroachDB 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 CockroachDB Data

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

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