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Query WooCommerce Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live WooCommerce data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to WooCommerce 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.

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 &service; 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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

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

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

Connect to WooCommerce through the SQL Gateway

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

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