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Connect to live data from Drip with the API Driver

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How to Query Drip Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Drip data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Drip 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.

Start by setting the Profile connection property to the location of the Drip Profile on disk (e.g. C:\profiles\Drip.apip). Next, set the ProfileSettings connection property to the connection string for Drip (see below).

Drip API Profile Settings

To use Token Authentication, specify your APIKey within the ProfileSettings connection property. The APIKey should be set to your Drip personal API Token.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Drip 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 Drip from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Drip through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Drip).
  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 Drip Data

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

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