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Query CouchDB Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    Set the following to connect:

    • Url: The Url of your instance. For example: http://localhost:5984
    • User The Apache CouchDB user account used to authenticate.
    • Password The Apache CouchDB password associated with the authenticating 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 CouchDB from MySQL Workbench.

Query CouchDB from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to CouchDB 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 CouchDB Data

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

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