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Query Oracle Data in MySQL Workbench

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Oracle Data

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

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "Oracle" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Oracle.

    To connect to Oracle, you'll first need to update your PATH variable and ensure it contains a folder location that includes the native DLLs. The native DLLs can be found in the lib folder inside the installation directory. Once you've done this, set the following to connect:

    • Port: The port used to connect to the server hosting the Oracle database.
    • User: The user Id provided for authentication with the Oracle database.
    • Password: The password provided for authentication with the Oracle database.
    • Service Name: The service name of the Oracle database.
  4. Click Save Changes
  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 Oracle from MySQL Workbench.

Query Oracle from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Oracle 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 Oracle Data

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

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