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Retrieve data from webserver

Hello together,

 

I have a apache based webserver. 

There is a html php form, that writes a ticket into my mySQL database.

 

My ticketsystem is in SharePoint. So I would like to get the data from webserver to sharepoint.

What is the best practice way to do so?

 

I tried with local gateway... But it only takes lokal data, so the webserver is noch reachable for it.

 

Thank you

Chris

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I would think the best workaround would be to move both the webserver an my SQL to a VM that you control running in the cloud. Another alternative would be to create a web service API that could be called via HTTP. And as you point out a thrid alternative would be to export the content in a file and manually upload it.  I would need to know more about the specifics of where you are running your web server and MySql to suggest what would be the best workaround.



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Is your MySql server on-premises or in the cloud?  There is a connector for MySql which you could use with a recurrence trigger to get new rows in the MySql database. (The MySql connector doesn't have Triggers).



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Hi! 

Webserver is in the cloud.

That why the local gateway cant reach it...

 

But there has to be a way to exchange data with a webserver....

 

thank you

Chris

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I'm sure the webserver data is stored in your MySQL server.  So as I said I would use the MySql connector to get the data our of the database.  There really is no way to use Flow to interact directly with a webserver unless the web server provides APIs for accessing information.



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As far as I know it is not possible to use the gateway installed on an on premise server to get data from a cloud server on the web.

I have seen that on a (german) official flow page from Microsoft.

 

Is that correct? Needs the connector local access to the data?

 

Chris

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If the web server and MYSQL are in the cloud you don't need a gateway.  That is only to talk to data sources that are stored on-premises.  And no, it won't work with cloud data sources.



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I confirm again: mySQL and Webserver are in the cloud. 

So, you say I dont need gateway. Good. But which modul do I have to take in the Flow Builder?

 

When I enter "mysql" to search I get "Get row" which is what I need.

I click it, but then I HAVE to enter a gateway.

 

So if you say I dont need a gateway, I do ask again my question from the beginning: 

What is the way to get data from cloud mySQL to flow?

 

Thank you

Chris

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Sorry, my mistake.  After checking the MySQL connector documentation I find that it is designed to only work with an onPremises version of MySQL.  If you are running your MySQL in an Azure VM then you can install the gateway on that VM.  If its not running on a VM then you won't be able to connect to it.  For example, I have one running at GoDaddy to support my website.  Taht one would not be reachable using the connector based on the documentation.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/mysql/



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But there needs to be a work around.
I could save my data I get from the ticket form to file. Then get the file over eg ftp or something...

I am looking for the best alternative and hope to find someone here who has a good idea.
Chris
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I would think the best workaround would be to move both the webserver an my SQL to a VM that you control running in the cloud. Another alternative would be to create a web service API that could be called via HTTP. And as you point out a thrid alternative would be to export the content in a file and manually upload it.  I would need to know more about the specifics of where you are running your web server and MySql to suggest what would be the best workaround.



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