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Query YouTube Analytics Data in MySQL Workbench

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for YouTube Analytics 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 "YouTube Analytics" from Available Data Sources.
  3. YouTube Analytics uses OAuth to authenticate. Click Connect to authenticate with YouTube Analytics.
  4. 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 YouTube Analytics from MySQL Workbench.

Query YouTube Analytics from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to YouTube Analytics 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 YouTube Analytics Data

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

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