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Query Dynamics CRM Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Dynamics CRM data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Dynamics CRM 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.

The connection string options meet the authentication and connection requirements of different Dynamics CRM instances. To connect to your instance, set the User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, to valid Dynamics CRM user credentials and set the Url to a valid Dynamics CRM server organization root. Additionally, set the CRMVersion property to 'CRM2011+' or 'CRMOnline'. IFD configurations are supported as well; set InternetFacingDeployment to true.

Additionally, you can provide the security token service (STS) or AD FS endpoint in the STSURL property. This value can be retrieved with the GetSTSUrl stored procedure. Office 365 users can connect to the default STS URL by simply setting CRMVersion.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to Dynamics CRM through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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