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Query ConstantContact Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

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

    ConstantContact API Profile Settings

    ConstantContact uses OAuth-based authentication.

    First, you will need to register an OAuth application with ConstantContact. You can do so from the ConstantContact API Guide (, under "MyApplications" > "New Application". Your Oauth application will be assigned a client id (API Key) and you can generate a client secret (Secret).

    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 client_id that is specified in you app settings.
    • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the client_secret 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 ConstantContact from MySQL Workbench.

Query ConstantContact from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to ConstantContact 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 ConstantContact Data

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

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