Query Salesforce Chatter Data in MySQL Workbench

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Create a virtual MySQL database for Salesforce Chatter data in CData Connect (or Connect Cloud) and work with live Salesforce Chatter 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 Cloud), you get live access to Salesforce Chatter data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Salesforce Chatter in Connect and work with live Salesforce Chatter data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Salesforce Chatter Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Databases.
  2. Select "Salesforce Chatter" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Salesforce Chatter.

    Salesforce Chatter uses OAuth 2.0 authentication. To authenticate to Salesforce Chatter via OAuth 2.0, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with Salesforce Chatter.

  4. Click Test Database.
  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 Salesforce Chatter from MySQL Workbench.

Query Salesforce Chatter from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Salesforce Chatter 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 Salesforce Chatter Data

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

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