Query Dynamics AX Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    To connect to DynamicsAX, specify User, Domain, and ObjectServer. You can also surface tables for a specific Company; when this property is blank, the default company is used.

    Alternatively, you can use the .NET Business Connector to connect on behalf of DynamicsAX users. You can obtain the ProxyUser and ProxyDomain properties on the System service accounts form: Click System Administration -> Setup -> System -> System Service Accounts. Additionally, set ProxyPassword.

    By default, only transaction data and base information from the TRANSACTION and MAIN table groups is returned. You can specify which groups to return with TableGroups.

    Set Language to use the same language you use in your DynamicsAX labels.

  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 Dynamics AX from MySQL Workbench.

Query Dynamics AX from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Dynamics AX 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 Dynamics AX Data

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

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