To query a MySQL database from inside Workspace, the first step is creating an integration to connect to the database:
- Create a new integration from the Integrations tab on the dashboard (link) or by clicking onin the sidebar when editing a workspace.
- Select "MySQL".
- Enter the credentials.
Create a MySQL integration
Workspace will access your database through a set of static IP addresses. You may need to whitelist these addresses in your database's firewall for queries to run successfully.
If you want to experiment with this integration but don't have a MySQL database lying around, you can use our sample database containing data on employees (source).
You can select the sample integration in the dropdown when you create a SQL cell. Alternatively, you can open a workspace with a sample query and visualization of the data already prepared.
Example of connecting a sample database integration
After creating the integration, you can query the database with a SQL cell. When you're editing a workspace:
- Click "Add SQL cell" at the bottom of the notebook (or on "Add SQL cell" when hovering on the area in between two cells).
- Select the integration that accesses the database you want to query.
- (Optional) Update the variable name of the data frame that will hold the result of your SQL query by updating the field behind "Available as". If you don't set this, the query result will be available as a data frame called
- Write the SQL query.
- Click "Run" in the cell menu (or use the shortcuts).
Example of a running a query against the
employees-testintegration that connects to the
employeesdatabase introduced in the previous section. The query result is available as