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The SendGrid ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live SendGrid account data, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access SendGrid data like you would a database - read, write, and update Lists, Recipients, Schedules, Segments, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

How to Query SendGrid Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live SendGrid data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to SendGrid 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.

To make use of all the available features, provide the User and Password connection properties.

To connect with limited features, you can set the APIKey connection property instead. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to obtaining the API key.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to SendGrid 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.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query SendGrid from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to SendGrid through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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