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Query MariaDB Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for MariaDB data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live MariaDB data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to MariaDB data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for MariaDB in Connect and work with live MariaDB data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for MariaDB Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "MariaDB" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to MariaDB.

    The Server and Port properties must be set to a MariaDB server. If IntegratedSecurity is set to false, then User and Password must be set to valid user credentials. Optionally, Database can be set to connect to a specific database. If not set, the tables from all databases are reported.

  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to MariaDB from MySQL Workbench.

Query MariaDB from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual MariaDB database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live MariaDB data.

Connect to MariaDB through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  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 MariaDB Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve MariaDB data, like SELECT * FROM mariadbdb.Orders;

With access to live MariaDB data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update MariaDB, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with MariaDB just like a MySQL database today.