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Query UPS Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live UPS data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to UPS 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.

The driver uses five pieces of information in order to authenticate its actions with the UPS service.

  • Server: This controls the URL where the requests should be sent. Common testing options for this are: https://wwwcie.ups.com/ups.app/xml and https://wwwcie.ups.com/webservices
  • AccessKey: This is an identifier that is required to connect to a UPS Server. This value will be provided to you by UPS after registration.
  • UserId: This value is used for logging into UPS. This value is the one you chose to login with when registering for service with UPS.
  • Password: This value is used for logging into UPS. This value is the one you chose to login with when registering for service with UPS.
  • AccountNumber: This is a valid 6-digit or 10-digit UPS account number.
  • PrintLabelLocation: This property is required if one intends to use the GenerateLabels or GenerateReturnLabels stored procedures. This should be set to the folder location where generated labels should be stored.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to UPS through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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