Query Salesforce Einstein Data in MySQL Workbench

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Salesforce Einstein Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Databases.
  2. Select "Salesforce Einstein" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Salesforce Einstein.

    Salesforce Einstein Analytics uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. You will need to obtain the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret by registering an app with Salesforce Einstein Analytics.

    See the Getting Started section of the CData data provider documentation for an authentication guide.

  4. Click Test Database.
  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 Salesforce Einstein from MySQL Workbench.

Query Salesforce Einstein from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Salesforce Einstein 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 Salesforce Einstein Data

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

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