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

Access Google Cloud Spanner like you would any other RDBMS - read, write, and update through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

How to Query Google Spanner Data in MySQL Workbench

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

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

Connect to Google Spanner 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.

Google Spanner uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you can use the embedded credentials or register an app with Google.

See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Google Spanner 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 Spanner from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Google Spanner through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Google Spanner).
  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 Spanner Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Google Spanner).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Google Spanner data, like SELECT * FROM `CData GoogleSpanner Sys`.Customer;

With access to live Google Spanner data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Google Spanner, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Google Spanner and the CData SQL Gateway.