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Query Dynamics GP Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    To authenticate set the User and Password connection properties.

    To connect set the URL to the Web services endpoint; for example, http://{servername}:{port}/Dynamics/GPService. Additionally, set CompanyId; you can obtain this value in the company setup window: Click Tools -> Setup -> Company.

    By default, data summaries are not returned to save performance. Set LookupIds to true to return details such as line items; however, note that entities must be retrieved one at a time.

  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 Dynamics GP from MySQL Workbench.

Query Dynamics GP from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Dynamics GP 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 GP Data

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

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