Query Twilio Data in MySQL Workbench

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Create a virtual MySQL database for Twilio data in CData Connect (or Connect Cloud) and work with live Twilio 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 Cloud), you get live access to Twilio data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Twilio in Connect and work with live Twilio data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Twilio Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Databases.
  2. Select "Twilio" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Twilio.

    Use the AccountSid and AuthToken connection properties to access data from your account. You obtain your live credentials on your Twilio account dashboard. Click Account -> Account Settings to obtain your test credentials.

  4. Click Test Database.
  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 Twilio from MySQL Workbench.

Query Twilio from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Twilio 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 Twilio Data

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

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