Connect from MySQL Workbench
The CData ODBC Driver for Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT integrates with MySQL clients through MySQL virtualization managed through the CData SQL Gateway application. The SQL Gateway enables you to create MySQL interfaces for ODBC data sources. Clients like MySQL Workbench can connect to Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT ODBC data sources as virtual MySQL databases.
This section describes how to configure ODBC remoting and access Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT as a virtual MySQL database in MySQL Workbench.
Configure ODBC Remoting
Creating a virtual MySQL database in the SQL Gateway administration tool consists of the following steps:
- Configure and start the proxying service on the Services tab.
- Configure database users on the Users tab.
- If you need to connect over TLS/SSL, configure it on the Other tab.
- Access services hosted behind a firewall by configuring Tunneling.
Connect to the Database
Click Database > Connect to Database in the main menu. Name the connection and enter the following information in the resulting dialog:
|Hostname and Port||Enter the hostname and port of the service or, if you are connecting from off network, enter the location of the Tunneling.|
|Username||Enter the username of a user account you created in the SQL Gateway.|
When you click Test Connection, you are prompted for the password and also to accept the SQL Gateway's digital certificate, if you enabled SSL when you configured the service. You can configure the certificate on the Other tab.
Query the Database
After connecting to the database, you can browse metadata in the Schemas section of the Navigator pane. You can also visually build queries. For example, right-click a table and select Select Rows - Limit 1000.