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The Email ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Internet E-mail, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Email data like you would a database - read, write, and send E-mails through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

How to Query Email Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Email data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Email 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.

The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid credentials. The Server must be specified to retrieve emails and the SMTPServer must be specified to send emails.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to Email through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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