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Query Smartsheet Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    Smartsheet uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to register an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties.

    However, for testing purposes you can instead use the Personal Access Token you get when you create an application; set this to the OAuthAccessToken connection property.

  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 Smartsheet from MySQL Workbench.

Query Smartsheet from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Smartsheet 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 Smartsheet Data

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

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