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Query TSheets Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    TSheets uses the OAuth2 standard for authentication and authorization. To construct your own OAuth app and connect to data, refer to OAuth section in the Help.

  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 TSheets from MySQL Workbench.

Query TSheets from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to TSheets 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 TSheets Data

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

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