MySQL Connector Setup
MySQL Connector Setup
The MySQL connector allows you to integrate MySQL into your data flow by pushing or pulling data from MySQL. Follow the steps below to connect ArcESB to MySQL.
Establish a Connection
To allow ArcESB to use data from MySQL, you must first establish a connection using login credentials. You can create the connection from either the connector configuration pane or the Connections tab of the Settings page.
- The login process is only required the first time the connection is created.
- Connections to MySQL can be re-used across multiple MySQL connectors.
From the Connector Configuration Pane
Drag a MySQL connector into an ArcESB flow and give it a name.
In the Connector Configuration pane, click + Create next to the Connection drop-down list.
The Add Connection modal appears. Provide the requested information:
- Name — The static name of the connection. Set this as desired.
- Type — This is always set to MySQL.
- Server — The address of the MySQL server you want to connect to.
- Port — The port to use when connecting to the server.
- Database — The name of the database you want to target.
- User — The username to use for logging in.
- Password — The password for the user entered above.
If needed, click Advanced to open the drop-down menu of advanced connection settings. These should not be needed in most cases.
Click Test Connection to ensure that ArcESB can connect to MySQL with the provided information. If an error occurs, check all fields and try again.
Click + Add Connection to finalize the connection.
In the Connection drop-down list of the connector configuration pane, select the newly-created connection.
Click Save Changes.
From the Settings Page
Open the Settings page, and then click the Connections tab.
Click + Add to open the Connection Type modal.
Click MySQL, then click Next.
Continue from step 3 above for Connection Configuration Pane.
Select an Action
After establishing a connection to MySQL, you must choose the action that the MySQL connector will perform. ArcESB can interact with MySQL in 4 ways. The table below outlines each action and where it belongs in an ArcESB flow:
|Action||Description||Position in Flow|
|Upsert||Inserts or updates MySQL data. By default, if a record already exists in MySQL, an update is performed on the existing data in MySQL using the values provided from the input.||End|
|Lookup||Retrieves a value from MySQL and inserts that value into an already-existing Arc message in the flow.
The Lookup Query determines what value the connector will retrieve from MySQL. It should be formatted as a SQL query against the MySQL tables.
|Select||Retrieves data from MySQL and brings it into ArcESB.
You can use the Filter panel to add filters to the Select. These filters function similarly to WHERE clauses in SQL.
|Execute Stored Procedures||Treats data coming into the connector as input for a stored procedure, and then passes the result down the flow.
You can click the Show Sample Data button to provide sample inputs to the selected Stored Procedure and preview the results.