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Query MarkLogic Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for MarkLogic data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live MarkLogic 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 MarkLogic data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for MarkLogic in Connect and work with live MarkLogic data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for MarkLogic 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 "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 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 MarkLogic from MySQL Workbench.

Query MarkLogic from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to MarkLogic 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 MarkLogic Data

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

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