Query HarperDB Data in MySQL Workbench

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HarperDB ODBC Driver

The HarperDB ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from HarperDB, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access HarperDB data like you would a relational database - read, write, and update HarperDB through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Execute MySQL queries against live HarperDB data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to HarperDB 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.

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

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to HarperDB 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.

Query HarperDB from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to HarperDB through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for HarperDB).
  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 SQL Gateway for HarperDB).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve HarperDB data, like SELECT * FROM `CData HarperDB Sys`.Customers;

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