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Query Highrise Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Highrise data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Highrise 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.

Highrise uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate to Highrise, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with Highrise. You will also need to set the AccountId to connect to data.

See the "Getting Started" section in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to Highrise through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Highrise).
  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 Highrise Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Highrise).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Highrise data, like SELECT * FROM `CData Highrise Sys`.Deals;

With access to live Highrise data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Highrise, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Highrise and the CData SQL Gateway.