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Query Google Drive Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for Google Drive data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Google Drive data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to Google Drive data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Google Drive in Connect and work with live Google Drive data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Google Drive Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "Google Drive" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Google Drive.

    You can connect to Google APIs on behalf of individual users or on behalf of a domain. Google uses the OAuth authentication standard. See the "Getting Started" section of the help documentation for a guide.

  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Google Drive from MySQL Workbench.

Query Google Drive from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Google Drive database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Google Drive data.

Connect to Google Drive through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Google Drive Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Google Drive data, like SELECT * FROM googledrivedb.Files;

With access to live Google Drive data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Google Drive, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Google Drive just like a MySQL database today.