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Query Zoho Books Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Zoho Books data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Zoho Books to query Zoho Books data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Zoho Books data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Zoho Books Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Zoho Books data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query Zoho Books from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Zoho Books through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Zoho Books).
  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 SQL Gateway for Zoho Books).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Zoho Books data, like SELECT * FROM `CData ZohoBooks Sys`.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. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Zoho Books and the CData SQL Gateway.