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Connect to Workday Data in DBArtisan

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

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

Integrate Workday 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, there are three pieces of information required: Authentication, API URL, and WSDL URL.

Authentication

To authenticate, specify your User and Password. Note that you must append your Tenant to your User separated by an '@' character. For instance, if you normally log in with 'geraldg' and your Tenant is 'mycompany_mc1', then your User should be specified as 'geraldg@mycompany_mc1'.

API URL

The API URL may be specified either directly via APIURL, or it may be constructed from the Tenant, Service, and Host. The APIURL is constructed in the following format: <Host>/ccx/service/<Tenant>/<Service>.

WSDL URL

The WSDLURL may be specified in its entirety, or may be constructed from the Service and WSDLVersion connection properties. The WSDLURL is constructed in the following format: https://community.workday.com/sites/default/files/file-hosting/productionapi/<Service>/<WSDLVersion>/<Service>.wsdl

You can then follow the steps below to register Workday 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 Workday data. Workday entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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