Ready to get started?

Learn more about the CData JDBC Driver for Google Contacts or download a free trial:

Download Now

Manage Google Contacts Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Google Contacts.

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

Integrate Google Contacts Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Google Contacts data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.googlecontacts.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:googlecontacts:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Google Contacts data. Google Contacts entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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