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Query Coinbase Data in MySQL Workbench

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Coinbase 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 "Coinbase" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Coinbase.

    Start by setting the Profile connection property to the location of the Coinbase Profile on disk (e.g. C:\profiles\Coinbase.apip). Next, set the ProfileSettings connection property to the connection string for Coinbase (see below).

    Coinbase API Profile Settings

    Coinbase uses OAuth-based authentication.

    First you need to register an OAuth app with Coinbase. This is done from your account under 'Settings' > 'API Access' > 'New OAuth2 Application'.

    After setting the following connection properties, you are ready to connect:

    • AuthScheme: Set this to OAuth.
    • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH. You can use InitiateOAuth to manage the process to obtain the OAuthAccessToken.
    • OAuthClientId: Set this to the ClientID that is specified in you app settings.
    • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the ClientSecret that is specified in you app settings.
    • CallbackURL: Set this to the Redirect URI you specified in your app settings.
  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 Coinbase from MySQL Workbench.

Query Coinbase from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Coinbase 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 Coinbase Data

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

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