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Query AWS Management Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live AWS Management data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to AWS Management 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.

To authorize AWSDataManagement requests, provide the credentials for an administrator account or for an IAM user with custom permissions:

  1. Set AccessKey to the access key Id.
  2. Set SecretKey to the secret access key.
  3. Set Region to the region where your AWSDataManagement data is hosted.

Note: Though you can connect as the AWS account administrator, it is recommended to use IAM user credentials to access AWS services.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to AWS Management 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 AWS Management from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to AWS Management through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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