MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source relational database management system. SQL is a language programmers use to create, modify and extract data from the relational database, as well as control user access to the database. In addition to relational databases and SQL, an RDBMS like MySQL works with an operating system to implement a relational database in a computer’s storage system, manages users, allows for network access and facilitates testing database integrity and creation of backups.
Connecting to the Database¶
Mammoth allows you to connect to your MySQL Database and get the data into Mammoth.
Select API & Databases from the ‘Add Data’ menu and click on MySQL .
Create a new connection and add your database credentials - Host URL, Port, Username, Password.
Once the connection is established, you will be presented with a list of tables and views in that database.
Select the desired table to get a preview.
Write a SQL query or run a test query and preview the result.
Click on Next.
After you have selected the table you want to work on, you get options to schedule data imports as discussed in the next section.
Scheduling your Data Pulls¶
You can start retrieving the data now or at a specific time. Further schedule the data imports to get the latest data from your Database at a certain time interval - just once, daily, weekly or monthly.
On every data pull from your Database, you also have an option to either replace the older data or combine with older data.
On choosing Combine with older data option, you will get an option to choose a unique sequence column. Using this column, on refresh, Mammoth will pick up all the rows that have greater value in this column than the previous data pull.
Make sure that Mammoth’s public IP address is added to your whitelist.
Mammoth’s public IP is displayed on the create connection window.