Query Exact Online Data in MySQL Workbench

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Create a virtual MySQL database for Exact Online data in CData Connect (or Connect Cloud) and work with live Exact Online 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 Cloud), you get live access to Exact Online data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Exact Online in Connect and work with live Exact Online data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Exact Online 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 "Exact Online" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Exact Online uses OAuth to authenticate. Click Test Database to authenticate with Exact Online.
  4. 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 Exact Online from MySQL Workbench.

Query Exact Online from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Exact Online 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 Exact Online Data

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

With access to live Exact Online data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Exact Online, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Exact Online as a cloud-based MySQL database today.