To query a SQL Server 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 on
in the sidebar when editing a workspace.
Select "Microsoft SQL Server".
Enter the credentials.
Create a Microsoft SQL Server Integration
If you are on Workspace Basic, you have to update your database's firewall to allow incoming connections from all IP addresses.
If you are on the Workspace Premium or Workspace Teams plan, Workspace will access your database through static IP addresses. You need to whitelist these IP addresses in your database's firewall before you can query the database through Workspace.
Use our sample database
If you want to experiment with this integration but don't have a Microsft SQL Server database lying around, you can use our sample database containing data on Bicycle Sales (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
Query the database
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 df.
Write the SQL query.
Click "Run" in the cell menu (or use the shortcuts).
Example of a running a query against the MSSQL Demo integration. The query result is available as df.