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Query Sybase Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Sybase data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Sybase 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 authenticate with Sybase, set User and Password. Additionally, set IntegratedSecurity; to true to use Windows authentication otherwise, Sybase authentication is used. Set the Server and Database properties. To secure connections with TLS/SSL, set Encrypt to true.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Sybase 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 Sybase from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Sybase through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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