Folding@home Benchmark MySQL to Excel ODBC Connection Guide

The FAHBench data can be imported directly into Excel. To do so one needs to complete a few steps that are fairly easy if one has connected Excel to an ODBC database before. If not, this is a step-by-step guide to do so. After completing these steps one can download the database’s information into Microsoft Excel and quickly analyze the data offline using Excel’s awesome data analysis features.

First,  download the ODBC connector from: http://www.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/

Note: The version of the connector you download must match the version of Excel you’re running. If you’re running 32 bit Excel on 64 bit Windows, you need the 32 bit connector. If in doubt, download the 64 bit package and install both the 32 and 64-bit drivers.

Install MySQL ODBC Connector

Install MySQL ODBC Connector

Once the connector is installed you need to configure it. For Windows XP go to Control Panel -> Data Sources (ODBC), In Vista/Win 7 enter “Data Sources” in the search box.

 

 

Find ODBC Data Sources

Find ODBC Data Sources

This will open up the ODBC Data Source configuration utility.

 

Configure ODBC Data Source Utility

Configure ODBC Data Source Utility

Click Add, then select the MySQL driver.

 

Select MySQL ODBC Driver

Select MySQL ODBC Driver

Next, enter the following MySQL database information:

Hostname: mysql.folding.servethehome.com

Database name: sth_folding_db

Username: sthfoldingpub

Password: X7wYyz11aQEpz

Port (default): 3306

 

Enter MySQL Information

Enter MySQL Information

After entering the configuration, hit the “Test” button. If everything has been entered correctly it will display:

 

Test Connection Successful

Test Connection Successful

If you get any other message check you settings.

Once the connector is configured you can use it to import into Excel.

Open Excel, goto the Data Tab, and select “From Other Sources” -> “From MS Query”

 

From MS Query

From MS Query

Select the Folding@home Data source you configured earlier:

 

Select Data Source

Select Data Source

At this point, it is best practice only to pull the set of information from the database that one wants to. First, select the data fields that you’re interested in:

 

Select Data Columns

Select Data Columns

Specify any filters you want – you can filter on any combination of fields. This can be useful if one wants to filter out SMP results, old benchmark version results, Linux or Windows results and etc.

 

Select Data Filters

Select Data Filters

Select a default sort order. If one is unsure at this point, Excel 2007 and later will put the data into a table that can be easily sorted.

 

Select Data Sort Order

Select Data Sort Order

After this, select Return import the data to Excel.

 

Return Data to Microsoft Office Excel

Return Data to Microsoft Office Excel

Select how you want the data in Excel. Most users will want to select “Table” as one can easily view/ sort data and then make PivotTables after:

 

Select Data View in Excel

Select Data View in Excel

That is all there is to it! Now one has the data they requested and can analyze the data as they wish:

 

Analyze Data as One Wants

Analyze Data as One Wants

Enjoy!

 

The FAHBench data can be imported directly into Excel. To do so

 

1) Download the ODBC connector from: http://www.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/

Note: The version of the connector you download must match the version of Excel you’re running. If you’re running 32 bit Excel on 64 bit Windows, you need the 32 bit connector. If in doubt, download the 64 bit package and install both the 32 and 64 bit drivers.

 

Once the connector is installed you need to configure it. For Windows XP go to Control Panel -> Data Sources (ODBC), In Vista/Win 7 enter “Data Sources” in the search box.

 

This will open up the ODBC Data Source configuration utility.

 

Click Add, then select the MySQL driver.

Enter a name and description.

The TCP/IP server address is: mysql.folding.servethehome.com

Leave the port at 3306

Username: sthfoldingdb

Password: X7wYyz11aQEpz

Database: sth_folding_db

After entering the configuration – hit the “Test” button. If everything has been enter correctly it will display:

If you get any other message check you settings.

Once the connector is configured you can use it to import into Excel.

Open Excel, goto the Data Tab, and select “From Other Sources” -> “From MS Query”

Select the Folding@Home Data source you configured earlier:

 

Select the data fields that you’re interested in:

 

Specify any filters you want – you can filter on any combination of fields.

Select a default Sort order:

And choose to import the data to Excel.

Select how you want the data in Excel:

 

Then do as you wish with the data: