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Query Salesforce Einstein Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Salesforce Einstein data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Salesforce Einstein 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.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Salesforce Einstein 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 Salesforce Einstein from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Salesforce Einstein through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Salesforce Einstein).
  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 SQL Gateway for Salesforce Einstein).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Salesforce Einstein data, like SELECT * FROM `CData SFEinsteinAnalytics Sys`.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. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Salesforce Einstein and the CData SQL Gateway.