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Query Dynamics NAV Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    Before you can connect, OData Services will need to be enabled on the server. Once OData Services are enabled, you will be able to query any Services that are published on the server.

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid Dynamics NAV user credentials. In addition, you will need to specify a URL to a valid Dynamics NAV server organization root and a ServerInstance. If there is not a Service Default Company for the server, you will need to set the Company as well.

  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 Dynamics NAV from MySQL Workbench.

Query Dynamics NAV from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Dynamics NAV 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 Dynamics NAV Data

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

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