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Query SAP ByDesign Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live SAP ByDesign data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to SAP ByDesign Data

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.

Set the following connection properties to connect to SAP ByDesign.

  • Url: Set this to the Url of your SAP ByDesign site. For example, https://test.sapbydesign.com
  • 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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to SAP ByDesign data 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 SAP ByDesign from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to SAP ByDesign through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for SAP ByDesign).
  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 SQL Gateway for SAP ByDesign).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve SAP ByDesign data, like SELECT * FROM `CData SAPByDesign Sys`.[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. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for SAP ByDesign and the CData SQL Gateway.