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Query OneNote Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against OneNote data from Node.js.

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

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for OneNote, allowing you to easily query live OneNote data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to OneNote, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return OneNote data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for OneNote Data

CData Cloud Hub uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "OneNote" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to OneNote.

    OneNote uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the Help documentation for more information.

  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 OneNote data from any MySQL client.

Query OneNote from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to OneNote with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for OneNote (onenotedb)

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

connection.end();