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Query Amazon DynamoDB Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Amazon DynamoDB data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Amazon DynamoDB 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 to Amazon DynamoDB is made using your AccessKey, SecretKey, and optionally your Domain and Region. Your AccessKey and SecretKey can be obtained on the security credentials page for your Amazon Web Services account. Your Region will be displayed in the upper left-hand corner when you are logged into DynamoDB.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to Amazon DynamoDB through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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