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Query TSheets Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live TSheets data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to TSheets 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.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to TSheets through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for TSheets).
  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 SQL Gateway for TSheets).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve TSheets data, like SELECT * FROM `CData TSheets Sys`.Timesheets;

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