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The Google Drive ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Google Drive, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Google Drive data like you would a database, including Files, Changes, Apps, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

How to Query Google Drive Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Google Drive data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Google Drive to query Google Drive data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Google Drive data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Google Drive Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Google Drive data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query Google Drive from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Google Drive through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Google Drive).
  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 SQL Gateway for Google Drive).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Google Drive data, like SELECT * FROM `CData GoogleDrive Sys`.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. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Google Drive and the CData SQL Gateway.