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Query JotForm Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    Start by setting the Profile connection property to the location of the JotForm Profile on disk (e.g. C:\profiles\JotForm.apip). Next, set the ProfileSettings connection property to the connection string for JotForm (see below).

    JotForm API Profile Settings

    You will need to find your JotForm API Key in order to authenticate. To obtain an API Key, go to 'My Account' > 'API Section' > 'Create a New API Key'. Once you've created your new API Key, you can set it in the ProfileSettings connection property.

    Custom Enterprise API Domains

    Enterprise customers of JotForm are given custom API domains to connect to, rather than the default '' domain. If you are an enterprise JotForm customer, then set Domain to you custom API hostname, such as '' or '', inside the ProfileSettings connection property. Conversely, if you do not have a custom domain and still need to connect to '', then leave Domain undefined and set only APIKey.

  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 JotForm from MySQL Workbench.

Query JotForm from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to JotForm 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 JotForm Data

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

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