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Query Zenefits Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    Start by setting the Profile connection property to the location of the Zenefits Profile on disk (e.g. C:\profiles\Zenefits.apip). Next, set the ProfileSettings connection property to the connection string for Zenefits (see below).

    Zenefits API Profile Settings

    In order to authenticate to Zenefits, you'll need to provide your API Key. To create an API Key, from your account head over to Company Overview > Custom Integrations, then besides Rest API Access select Add Token. Set the API Key in the ProfileSettings property to connect.

  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 Zenefits from MySQL Workbench.

Query Zenefits from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Zenefits 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 Zenefits Data

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

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