Query xBase Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    The DataSource property must be set to the name of the folder that contains the .dbf files. Specify the IncludeFiles property to work with xBase table files having extensions that differ from .dbf. Specify multiple extensions in a comma-separated list.

  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 xBase from MySQL Workbench.

Query xBase from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to xBase 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 xBase Data

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

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