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The OData ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live OData Services, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access OData services like you would any standard database - read, write, and update etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

How to Query OData Services in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live OData services from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for OData to query OData services through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live OData services in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to OData Services

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to OData services as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query OData from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual OData database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live OData services.

Connect to OData through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for OData).
  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 OData Services

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for OData).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve OData services, like SELECT * FROM `CData OData Sys`.Orders;

With access to live OData services from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update OData, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for OData and the CData SQL Gateway.