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Query Sugar CRM Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Sugar CRM data from Node.js.

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to query Sugar CRM data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Sugar CRM in the Cloud Hub and start querying using Node.js.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Sugar CRM, allowing you to easily query live Sugar CRM data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Sugar CRM, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Sugar CRM data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Sugar CRM Data

You can use any MySQL client to connect to the CData Cloud Hub and create virtual databases.

  1. Connect to the CData Cloud Hub:
    mysql --host myinstance.cdatacloud.net --user admin --password
    
  2. Once authenticated, create the virtual database for Sugar CRM:
    mysql> CREATE DATABASE sugarcrmdb
        -> DRIVER = "SugarCRM",
        -> DBURL = "User=MyUser;Password=MyPassword;URL=MySugarCRMAccountURL;CacheMetadata=True;";
    

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Sugar CRM data from any MySQL client.

Query Sugar CRM from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Sugar CRM with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for Sugar CRM (sugarcrmdb)

Connect to Sugar CRM data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'sugarcrmdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Accounts', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();