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Query Dynamics 365 Business Central Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Dynamics 365 Business Central data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Dynamics 365 Business Central to query Dynamics 365 Business Central data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Dynamics 365 Business Central data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Dynamics 365 Business Central 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.

To authenticate to Dynamics 365 Business Central, you must provide the User and AccessKey properties.

To obtain the User and AccessKey values, navigate to the Users page in Dynamics 365 Business Central and then click on Edit. The User Name and Web Service Access Key values are what you will enter as the User and AccessKey connection string properties. Note that the User Name is not your email address. It is a shortened user name.

To connect to data, specify OrganizationUrl. If you have multiple companies in your organization, you must also specify the Company to indicate which company you would like to connect to. Company does not need to be specified if you have only one company.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Dynamics 365 Business Central 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 Dynamics 365 Business Central from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Dynamics 365 Business Central database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Dynamics 365 Business Central data.

Connect to Dynamics 365 Business Central through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Dynamics 365 Business Central).
  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 Dynamics 365 Business Central Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Dynamics 365 Business Central).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Dynamics 365 Business Central data, like SELECT * FROM `CData D365BusinessCentral Sys`.Accounts;

With access to live Dynamics 365 Business Central data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Dynamics 365 Business Central, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Dynamics 365 Business Central and the CData SQL Gateway.