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Query Bing Search Results in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Bing Search results from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Bing Search Results

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 Bing, set the ApiKey connection property. To obtain the API key, sign into Microsoft Cognitive Services and register for the Bing Search APIs.

Two API keys are then generated; select either one.

When querying tables, the SearchTerms parameter must be supplied in the WHERE clause.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Bing Search results 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 Bing Search from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Bing Search through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Bing Search).
  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 Bing Search Results

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

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