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The Zoho Creator ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Zoho Creator, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Zoho Creator data like you would a database - read, write, and update Zoho Creator Records, Files, Jobs, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

How to Query Zoho Creator Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

Connect to Zoho Creator 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.

The connector is already registered with Zoho Creator as an OAuth application.

If you would prefer to use your own custom OAuth app, see the Help documentation.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Zoho Creator 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.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query Zoho Creator from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Zoho Creator through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Zoho Creator).
  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 Creator Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Zoho Creator).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Zoho Creator data, like SELECT * FROM `CData ZohoCreator Sys`.Leave_Types;

With access to live Zoho Creator data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Zoho Creator, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Zoho Creator and the CData SQL Gateway.