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

Access Dynamics NAV like you would a database - read, write, and update Items, Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

How to Query Dynamics NAV Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

Connect to Dynamics NAV 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.

Before you can connect, OData Services will need to be enabled on the server. Once OData Services are enabled, you will be able to query any Services that are published on the server.

The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid Dynamics NAV user credentials. In addition, you will need to specify a URL to a valid Dynamics NAV server organization root and a ServerInstance. If there is not a Service Default Company for the server, you will need to set the Company as well.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Dynamics NAV 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.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query Dynamics NAV from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Dynamics NAV through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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