Query Azure Analysis Services Data in MySQL Workbench

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Azure Analysis Services ODBC Driver

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

Access Azure Analysis Services data like you would a database - read, write, and update Azure Analysis Services AnalysisServicesData, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Execute MySQL queries against live Azure Analysis Services data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Azure Analysis Services 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 connect to Azure Analysis Services, set the Url property to a valid server, for instance, asazure://southcentralus.asazure.windows.net/server, in addition to authenticating. Optionally, set Database to distinguish which Azure database on the server to connect to.

Azure Analysis Services uses the OAuth authentication standard. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Azure Analysis Services using the browser. You can connect without setting any connection properties for your user credentials. See the Help documentation for more information.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Azure Analysis Services 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 Azure Analysis Services from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Azure Analysis Services through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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