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Query Bugzilla Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Bugzilla data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Bugzilla 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.

You can authenticate to your Bugzilla account using two parameters:

  • URL: The URL of your Bugzilla developer's page (the Home page).
  • ApiKey: API Keys can be generated from the Preferences -> API Keys section of your Bugzilla developer's page.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to Bugzilla through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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