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Query GitHub Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    GitHub uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the Getting Started chapter of the CData help documentation for an authentication guide.

  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 GitHub from MySQL Workbench.

Query GitHub from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to GitHub 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 GitHub Data

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

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