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Query Klipfolio Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

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

    Klipfolio API Profile Settings

    In order to authenticate to Klipfolio, you'll need to provide your API Key. You can generate an API key from the Klipfolio Dashboard app through either the My Profile page or from Users if you are an administrator (you must have the user.manage permission). Set the API Key in the ProfileSettings property to connect.

  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 Klipfolio from MySQL Workbench.

Query Klipfolio from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Klipfolio 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 Klipfolio Data

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

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