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Query Office 365 Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Office 365 data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Office 365 to query Office 365 data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Office 365 data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Office 365 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.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Office 365 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 Office 365 from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Office 365 database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Office 365 data.

Connect to Office 365 through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Office 365).
  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 Office 365 Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Office 365).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Office 365 data, like SELECT * FROM `CData Office365 Sys`.Files;

With access to live Office 365 data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Office 365, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Office 365 and the CData SQL Gateway.