Query Office 365 Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

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Execute MySQL queries against Office 365 data from Node.js.

You can use CData Connect Cloud to query Office 365 data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Office 365 in Connect Cloud and start querying using Node.js.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Office 365, allowing you to easily query live Office 365 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 Office 365, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Office 365 data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Office 365 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 "Office 365" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Office 365.

    Office 365 uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate requests, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and OAuthCallbackURL by registering an app with Office 365. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

  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 Office 365 data from any MySQL client.

Query Office 365 from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Office 365 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 Office 365 (office365db)

Connect to Office 365 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 : 'office365db',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Files', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();