Query Veeva Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    You are ready to connect after specifying the following connection properties:

    • Url: The host you see in the URL after you login to your account. For example: https://my-veeva-domain.veevavault.com
    • User: The username you use to login to your account.
    • Password: The password you use to login to your account.
  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 Veeva from MySQL Workbench.

Query Veeva from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Veeva 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 Veeva Data

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

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