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Query PowerShell Scripts in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live PowerShell scripts from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to PowerShell Scripts

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.

The ScriptLocation, under the Data section, must be set to a valid script location.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to PowerShell scripts 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 PowerShell from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to PowerShell through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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