Query DigitalOcean Data in MySQL Workbench

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DigitalOcean ODBC Driver

The DigitalOcean ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live DigitalOcean data, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access DigitalOcean like you would a database - read, write, and update Droplets, Images, Volumes, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Execute MySQL queries against live DigitalOcean data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to DigitalOcean 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.

DigitalOcean uses OAuth 2.0 authentication. To authenticate using OAuth, you can use the embedded credentials or register an app with DigitalOcean.

See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to DigitalOcean through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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