Connect to Google Cloud Storage Data in Aqua Data Studio

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Google Cloud Storage JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Google Cloud Storage.



Access Google Cloud Storage data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for Google Cloud Storage integrates Google Cloud Storage data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Google Cloud Storage data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The Google Cloud Storage data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, Google Cloud Storage.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.googlecloudstorage.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.googlecloudstorage.GoogleCloudStorageDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:googlecloudstorage: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Authenticate with a User Account

      You can connect without setting any connection properties for your user credentials. After setting InitiateOAuth to GETANDREFRESH, you are ready to connect.

      When you connect, the Google Cloud Storage OAuth endpoint opens in your default browser. Log in and grant permissions, then the OAuth process completes

      Authenticate with a Service Account

      Service accounts have silent authentication, without user authentication in the browser. You can also use a service account to delegate enterprise-wide access scopes.

      You need to create an OAuth application in this flow. See the Help documentation for more information. After setting the following connection properties, you are ready to connect:

      • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH.
      • OAuthJWTCertType: Set this to "PFXFILE".
      • OAuthJWTCert: Set this to the path to the .p12 file you generated.
      • OAuthJWTCertPassword: Set this to the password of the .p12 file.
      • OAuthJWTCertSubject: Set this to "*" to pick the first certificate in the certificate store.
      • OAuthJWTIssuer: In the service accounts section, click Manage Service Accounts and set this field to the email address displayed in the service account Id field.
      • OAuthJWTSubject: Set this to your enterprise Id if your subject type is set to "enterprise" or your app user Id if your subject type is set to "user".
      • ProjectId: Set this to the Id of the project you want to connect to.

      The OAuth flow for a service account then completes.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Google Cloud Storage JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.googlecloudstorage.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:googlecloudstorage:ProjectId='project1';InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Google Cloud Storage Data

You can now query the tables exposed.