Query Google Calendar Data in MySQL Workbench

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Create a virtual MySQL database for Google Calendar data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Google Calendar 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 Calendar data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Google Calendar in Connect and work with live Google Calendar data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Google Calendar 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 Calendar" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Google Calendar.

    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 Calendar from MySQL Workbench.

Query Google Calendar from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Google Calendar 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 Calendar Data

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

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