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Connect to WordPress Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure WordPress data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for WordPress seamlessly integrates WordPress data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access WordPress data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for WordPress in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate WordPress Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

To connect to WordPress, set the URL property and other authentication properties. WordPress supports Basic (User and Password) and OAuth2.0 authentication, though Basic is recommended for a testing environment only. To connect with OAuth you will need to register an app with WordPress.

See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

You can then follow the steps below to register WordPress data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to WordPress data. WordPress entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with WordPress data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the WordPress API.