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Query Microsoft Exchange Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Microsoft Exchange data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Microsoft Exchange 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.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Microsoft Exchange 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 Microsoft Exchange from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Microsoft Exchange through the SQL Gateway

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