Query Google Calendar Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

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Google Calendars ODBC Driver

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

Access Google Calendars data like you would a database, including Calendars, Events, Attendees, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Execute MySQL queries against Google Calendar data from Node.js.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Google Calendar to query Google Calendar data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and start querying using Node.js.

Connect to Google Calendar 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 Calendar 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.

Query Google Calendar from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Google Calendar with the mysql module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name or address, and port: The machine and port where the MySQL remoting service is listening for MySQL connections.
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Users tab of the SQL Gateway.
  • Database name: The DSN you configured for the MySQL remoting service.

Connect to Google Calendar data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'localhost',
  database : 'CData GoogleCalendar Sys',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'mysql_user',
  password : 'test'
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM VacationCalendar', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();