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Query EDGAR Online Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live EDGAR Online data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to EDGAR Online 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.

  1. Navigate to https://developer.edgar-online.com/ and create an account.
  2. Register a new application and retrieve the AppKey. You should select one of the available Web APIs this application will use like HackPack, Insider Trades or Institutional Ownership.
    Note: HackPack is the most important Web API that an application can use since it supports a large number of endpoints. If you are getting the "Access Denied" error you must create a new app and select the correct Web API which supports the resource you are querying.
  3. After successfully creating a new app, you can access your keys through your "my account" area. Set the AppKey connection property value equal to the Key of your application.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to EDGAR Online 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 EDGAR Online from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to EDGAR Online through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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