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Query HarperDB Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    Set the Server, User, and Password connection properties to connect to HarperDB. Set UseSSL to secure connections with TLS/SSL.

  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 HarperDB from MySQL Workbench.

Query HarperDB from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to HarperDB 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 HarperDB Data

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

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