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Query Microsoft Exchange Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Microsoft Exchange data from Node.js.

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to query Microsoft Exchange data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Microsoft Exchange in the Cloud Hub and start querying using Node.js.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Microsoft Exchange, allowing you to easily query live Microsoft Exchange data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Microsoft Exchange, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Microsoft Exchange data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Microsoft Exchange Data

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

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "Microsoft Exchange" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Microsoft Exchange.

    Specify the User and Password to connect to Exchange. Additionally, specify the address of the Exchange server you are connecting to and the Platform associated with the server.

  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 Microsoft Exchange data from any MySQL client.

Query Microsoft Exchange from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Microsoft Exchange with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for Microsoft Exchange (exchangedb)

Connect to Microsoft Exchange data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'exchangedb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Contacts', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();