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The Jira ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Jira project management data, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Jira like you would a database - query Projects, Groups, Workflows, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

How to Query Jira Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Jira data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Jira 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 to JIRA, provide the User and Password. Additionally, provide the Url; for example,

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Jira 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.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query Jira from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Jira through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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