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Query Salesforce Marketing Data in MySQL Workbench

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Salesforce Marketing 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 "Salesforce Marketing" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Salesforce Marketing.

    Authenticating to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud APIs

    Set the User and Password to your login credentials, or to the credentials for a sandbox user if you are connecting to a sandbox account.

    Connecting to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud APIs

    By default, the data provider connects to production environments. Set UseSandbox to true to use a Salesforce Marketing Cloud sandbox account.

    The default Instance is s7 of the Web Services API; however, if you use a different instance, you can set Instance.

  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 Salesforce Marketing from MySQL Workbench.

Query Salesforce Marketing from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Salesforce Marketing 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 Salesforce Marketing Data

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

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