Query Btrieve Data in MySQL Workbench

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Btrieve ODBC Driver

The Pervasive SQL (Btrieve) ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with Btrieve-based databases directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Btrieve databases from virtually anywhere through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Execute MySQL queries against live Btrieve data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Btrieve 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.

The PSQL v13 client will need to be installed on the same machine as the driver. To connect, set the User, Password, Server, and Database properties.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to Btrieve through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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