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Query HCL Domino Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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


    The connector requires the Proton component to be installed. Normally, Proton is distributed as part of the AppDev pack. See the HCL documentation for instructions on acquiring and installing Proton or the AppDev pack.

    Once the Proton service is installed and running, you will also need to create a user account and download its Internet certificate. This certificate can be used to set the connector certificate connection properties.

    Authenticating to Domino

    • Server: The name or IP address of the server running Domino with the Proton service.
    • Port: The port number that the Proton service is listening on.
    • Database: The name of the database file, including the .nsf extension.
    • SSLClientCertType: This must match the format of the certificate file. Typically this will be either PEMKEY_FILE for .pem certificates or PFXFILE for .pfx certificates.
    • SSLClientCert: The path to the certificate file.
    • SSLServerCert: This can be set to (*) if you trust the server. This is usually the case, but if you want to perform SSL validation, you may provide a certificate or thumbprint instead. See the documentation for SSLServerCert for details.

    Additional Server Configuration

    The connector supports querying Domino views if any are defined. Before views can be queried by the connector they must be registered with the design catalog.

    Please refer to the Catalog Administration section of the AppDev pack documentation for details on how to do this.

  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 HCL Domino from MySQL Workbench.

Query HCL Domino from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to HCL Domino 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 HCL Domino Data

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

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