Query OneNote Data in MySQL Workbench

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for OneNote Data

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

  1. Login to Connect 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 from MySQL Workbench.

Query OneNote from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to OneNote 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 OneNote Data

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

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