Query WooCommerce Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    WooCommerce supports the following authentication methods: one-legged OAuth1.0 Authentication and standard OAuth2.0 Authentication.

    Connecting using one-legged OAuth 1.0 Authentication

    Specify the following properties (NOTE: the below credentials are generated from WooCommerce settings page and should not be confused with the credentials generated by using WordPress OAuth2.0 plugin):

    • ConsumerKey
    • ConsumerSecret

    Connecting using WordPress OAuth 2.0 Authentication

    After having configured the plugin, you may connect to WooCommerce by providing the following connection properties:

    • OAuthClientId
    • OAuthClientSecret
    • CallbackURL
    • InitiateOAuth - Set this to either GETANDREFRESH or REFRESH

    In either case, you will need to set the Url property to the URL of the WooCommerce instance.

  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 WooCommerce from MySQL Workbench.

Query WooCommerce from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to WooCommerce 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 WooCommerce Data

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

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