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Query Microsoft Project Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Microsoft Project data from Node.js.

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

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Microsoft Project, allowing you to easily query live Microsoft Project 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 Microsoft Project, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Microsoft Project data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Microsoft Project 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 "Microsoft Project" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Microsoft Project.

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid Microsoft Project user credentials. In addition, you will need to specify a URL to a valid Microsoft Project server organization root or Microsoft Project services file.

  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 Microsoft Project data from any MySQL client.

Query Microsoft Project from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Microsoft Project 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 Microsoft Project (msprojectdb)

Connect to Microsoft Project 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 : 'msprojectdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Projects', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();