Query NetSuite Data in MySQL Workbench

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

Access NetSuite like you would a database - read, write, and update Leads, Contacts, Opportunities, Accounts, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Execute MySQL queries against live NetSuite data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to NetSuite 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 NetSuite user credentials. In addition, the AccountId must be set to the ID of a company account that can be used by the specified User. The RoleId can be optionally specified to log in the user with limited permissions.

See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information on connecting to NetSuite.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to NetSuite 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.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query NetSuite from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to NetSuite through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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