Connect to BigQuery Data in DBArtisan

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Google BigQuery ODBC Driver

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

Access Google BigQuery like you would a database - read, write, and update Datasets, Tables, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure BigQuery data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for BigQuery seamlessly integrates BigQuery data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access BigQuery data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for BigQuery in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate BigQuery Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

Google uses the OAuth authentication standard. To access Google APIs on behalf of individual users, you can use the embedded credentials or you can register your own OAuth app.

OAuth also enables you to use a service account to connect on behalf of users in a Google Apps domain. To authenticate with a service account, you will need to register an application to obtain the OAuth JWT values.

In addition to the OAuth values, you will need to specify the DatasetId and ProjectId. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

You can then follow the steps below to register BigQuery data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to BigQuery data. BigQuery entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with BigQuery data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the BigQuery API.