Query Microsoft Project Data in MySQL Workbench

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MS Project ODBC Driver

The Microsoft Project ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Microsoft Project data, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Tasks, Issues, Projects, Deliverables, etc. like you would a database - read, write, and update MS Project through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Execute MySQL queries against live Microsoft Project data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Microsoft Project to query Microsoft Project data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Microsoft Project data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Microsoft Project Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Microsoft Project data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query Microsoft Project from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Microsoft Project database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Microsoft Project data.

Connect to Microsoft Project through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Microsoft Project).
  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 Microsoft Project Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Microsoft Project).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Microsoft Project data, like SELECT * FROM `CData MicrosoftProject Sys`.Projects;

With access to live Microsoft Project data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Microsoft Project, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft Project and the CData SQL Gateway.