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Query MailChimp Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live MailChimp data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to MailChimp 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.

You can set the APIKey to the key you generate in your account settings, or, instead of providing your APIKey, you can use the OAuth standard to authenticate the application. OAuth can be used to enable other users to access their own data. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with MailChimp.

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

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to MailChimp through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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