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Query Zoho Books Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

    Zoho Books uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the OAuth section of the Getting Started guide in the Help documentation for an authentication guide.

  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 Zoho Books from MySQL Workbench.

Query Zoho Books from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Zoho Books 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 Zoho Books Data

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

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