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Query MongoDB Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    Set the Server, Database, User, and Password connection properties to connect to MongoDB. To access MongoDB collections as tables you can use automatic schema discovery or write your own schema definitions. Schemas are defined in .rsd files, which have a simple format. You can also execute free-form queries that are not tied to the schema.

  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 MongoDB from MySQL Workbench.

Query MongoDB from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to MongoDB 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 MongoDB Data

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

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