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Query Adobe Analytics Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Adobe Analytics data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Adobe Analytics Data

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.

Adobe Analytics uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the "Getting Started" section of the help documentation for a guide.

Retrieving GlobalCompanyId

GlobalCompanyId is a required connection property. If you do not know your Global Company ID, you can find it in the request URL for the users/me endpoint on the Swagger UI. After logging into the Swagger UI Url, expand the users endpoint and then click the GET users/me button. Click the Try it out and Execute buttons. Note your Global Company ID shown in the Request URL immediately preceding the users/me endpoint.

Retrieving Report Suite Id

Report Suite ID (RSID) is also a required connection property. In the Adobe Analytics UI, navigate to Admin -> Report Suites and you will get a list of your report suites along with their identifiers next to the name.

After setting the GlobalCompanyId, RSID and OAuth connection properties, you are ready to connect to Adobe Analytics.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Adobe Analytics data 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.

Query Adobe Analytics from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Adobe Analytics through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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