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Query GraphQL Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    You must specify the URL of the GraphQL service. The driver supports two types of authentication:

    • Basic: Set AuthScheme to Basic. You must specify the User and Password of the GraphQL service.
    • OAuth 1.0 & 2.0: Take a look at the OAuth section in the Help documentation for detailed instructions.
  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 GraphQL from MySQL Workbench.

Query GraphQL from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to GraphQL 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 GraphQL Data

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

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