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Query MySQL Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    The Server and Port properties must be set to a MySQL server. If IntegratedSecurity is set to false, then User and Password must be set to valid user credentials. Optionally, Database can be set to connect to a specific database. If not set, tables from all databases will be returned.

  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 MySQL from MySQL Workbench.

Query MySQL from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to MySQL 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 MySQL Data

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

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