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Query BCart Data in MySQL Workbench

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for BCart Data

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

    In order to authenticate, specify the following:

    • Personal Access Token: Set to your Personal Access Token from Bcart.
  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 BCart from MySQL Workbench.

Query BCart from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to BCart 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 BCart Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve BCart data, like SELECT * FROM bcartdb.my_table;

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