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Query Microsoft Exchange Data in MySQL Workbench

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Microsoft Exchange Data

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

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  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 Save Changes
  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 from MySQL Workbench.

Query Microsoft Exchange from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Microsoft Exchange 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 Microsoft Exchange Data

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

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