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

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

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

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

  1. Login to Connect Cloud 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 Connect Cloud (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on Connect Cloud
  • 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();