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Query SAP ByDesign Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    Set the following connection properties to connect to SAP ByDesign.

    • Url: Set this to the Url of your SAP ByDesign site. For example,
    • User: Set this to the username of your account.
    • Password: Set this to the password of your account.
    • CustomService or AnalyticsService: Only one of these must be specified. If you have a custom service you want to retrieve data from, specify CustomService. If you want to retrieve the reports of a analytical service, specify AnalyticsService.
      If neither is specified, 'cc_home_analytics.svc' will used as a default for the AnalyticsService property. If you are not sure what service to specify, you can always query the Services view to list available services.
  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 SAP ByDesign from MySQL Workbench.

Query SAP ByDesign from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to SAP ByDesign 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 SAP ByDesign Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve SAP ByDesign data, like SELECT * FROM sapbydesigndb.[Inventory Balance];

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