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Connect to live data from Klipfolio with the API Driver

Connect to Klipfolio

How to Query Klipfolio Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Klipfolio data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Klipfolio 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.

Start by setting the Profile connection property to the location of the Klipfolio Profile on disk (e.g. C:\profiles\Klipfolio.apip). Next, set the ProfileSettings connection property to the connection string for Klipfolio (see below).

Klipfolio API Profile Settings

In order to authenticate to Klipfolio, you'll need to provide your API Key. You can generate an API key from the Klipfolio Dashboard app through either the My Profile page or from Users if you are an administrator (you must have the user.manage permission). Set the API Key in the ProfileSettings property to connect.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to Klipfolio through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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