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Query Yahoo! Data in MySQL Workbench



Create a virtual MySQL database for Yahoo! data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Yahoo! 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 Server), you get live access to Yahoo! data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Yahoo! in Connect and work with live Yahoo! data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Yahoo! Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "Yahoo!" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Yahoo!.

    In order to authenticate, specify the following:

    • AppID: The App ID used for authentication. Send a request to the Yahoo! Japan Data Solution support team to obtain your App ID.
    • (Optional) Search Keyword: Specify any value to search for.
  4. Click Save Changes
  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 Yahoo! from MySQL Workbench.

Query Yahoo! from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Yahoo! 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 Yahoo! Data

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

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