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Query RSS Feeds in MySQL Workbench

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for RSS Feeds

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 "RSS" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to RSS.

    You can connect to RSS and Atom feeds, as well as feeds with custom extensions. To connect to a feed, set the URL property. You can also access secure feeds. A variety of authentication mechanisms are supported. See the help documentation for details.

  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 RSS from MySQL Workbench.

Query RSS from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to RSS 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 RSS Feeds

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve RSS feeds, like SELECT * FROM rssdb.Latest News;

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