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Query MarkLogic Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against MarkLogic data from Node.js.

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to query MarkLogic data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for MarkLogic in the Cloud Hub and start querying using Node.js.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for MarkLogic, allowing you to easily query live MarkLogic data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to MarkLogic, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return MarkLogic data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for MarkLogic Data

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

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "MarkLogic" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to MarkLogic.

    Set User, Password, and Server to the credentials for the MarkLogic account and the address of the server you want to connect to. You should also specify the REST API Port if you want to use a specific instance of a REST Server.

  4. Click Test Database.
  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 MarkLogic data from any MySQL client.

Query MarkLogic from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to MarkLogic with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for MarkLogic (marklogicdb)

Connect to MarkLogic data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'marklogicdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Customer', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();