MySQL Integration

Connect your MySQL database to Paragon.

Setup Guide

1. Get MySQL Details & Whitelist Paragon IP Addresses

You can get your database credentials from whoever set up the database. You'll also need to get them to whitelist the Paragon IP addresses:





2. Add MySQL to Paragon

To add MySQL to Paragon, click the "+" button in the workflow canvas and choose the MySQL from the sidebar. Under Connect to a MySQL account, choose "Add new account for MySQL" and enter your database credentials. We recommend setting up separate accounts for read and write access to make it harder to accidentally cause unwanted changes to your database.

3. Query MySQL

Once your MySQL database is connected, you can add steps to perform the following actions:

  • Write SQL

  • Find Records

  • Find Record by ID

  • Create Record

  • Update Records

  • Update Record by ID

  • Delete Records

  • Delete Record by ID

You can query MySQL by writing SQL or using Paragon's visual query editor. When writing SQL, you can reference data from previous steps by typing {{ to invoke the variable menu.

Event Trigger

With the MySQL trigger, Paragon checks for new data from your trigger every minute in order to start your workflow. Your workflow runs for each record meeting the trigger criteria. For example, five new records in your database with a "new record created" action would run your workflow five separate times, each with information from the corresponding record.

The MySQL trigger provides the following trigger options:

  • New record created

  • Record updated

Note: You'll need to include a date column in your MySQL database for this event trigger to work properly.

Ordering Records

Paragon displays new and updated records ordered by date in your workflow, with the newest records appearing first. You should order your records by a date column, such as date_created or lastSeen, to properly determine new or updated records.

Testing Event-based Triggers

You can test your workflow on different records using the Debugging Menu. Click the "use a different record as test data" dropdown menu for a list of available records.