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Query Teradata Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Teradata data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Teradata 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 connect to Teradata, provide authentication information and specify the database server name.

  • User: Set this to the username of a Teradata user.
  • Password: Set this to the password of the Teradata user.
  • DataSource: Specify the Teradata server name, DBC Name, or TDPID.
  • Port: Specify the port the server is running on.
  • Database: Specify the database name. If not specified, the default database is used.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to Teradata through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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