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Query HPCC Systems Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live HPCC Systems data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to HPCC Systems 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.

To connect, set the following connection properties: Set URL to the machine name or IP address of the server and the port the server is running on, for example, https://server:port. The User and Password are required to authenticate to the HPCC Systems cluster specified in the URL. Note that LDAP authentication is not currently supported by our ODBC driver.

Set Version to the WsSQL Web server version. Note that if you have not already done so, you will need to install the WsSQL service on the HPCC Systems server. The WsSQL Web service is used to interact with the underlying HPCC Systems platform.

Set Cluster to the target cluster.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to HPCC Systems through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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