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Query IBM Informix Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    Set the following properties to connect to IBM Informix

    • Server: Set this to the name of the server running IBM Informix.
    • Port: Set this to the port the IBM Informix server is listening on.
    • Database: Set this to the name of the IBM Informix database.
    • User: Set this to the username of a user allowed to access the database.
    • Password: Set this to the password of a user allowed to access the database.
  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 IBM Informix from MySQL Workbench.

Query IBM Informix from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to IBM Informix 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 IBM Informix Data

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

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