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Query RSS Feeds in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live RSS feeds from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to RSS Feeds

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.

You can connect to RSS and Atom feeds, as well as feeds with custom extensions. To connect to a feed, set the URL property. You can also access secure feeds. A variety of authentication mechanisms are supported. See the help documentation for details.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to RSS feeds 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 RSS from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to RSS through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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