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Query Google Contacts Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Google Contacts data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Google Contacts to query Google Contacts data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Google Contacts data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Google Contacts 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 Contacts 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 Contacts from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Google Contacts database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Google Contacts data.

Connect to Google Contacts through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Google Contacts).
  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 Contacts Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Google Contacts).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Google Contacts data, like SELECT * FROM `CData GoogleContacts Sys`.Friends;

With access to live Google Contacts data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Google Contacts, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Google Contacts and the CData SQL Gateway.