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Query Microsoft Project Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid Microsoft Project user credentials. In addition, you will need to specify a URL to a valid Microsoft Project server organization root or Microsoft Project services file.

  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 Microsoft Project from MySQL Workbench.

Query Microsoft Project from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Microsoft Project 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 Microsoft Project Data

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

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