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Using the CData ODBC Driver for Google Contacts in PyCharm

Connect to Google Contacts as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for Google Contacts.

The CData ODBC Drivers can be used in any environment that supports loading an ODBC Driver. In this tutorial we will explore using the CData ODBC Driver for Google Contacts from within PyCharm. Included are steps for adding the CData ODBC Driver as a data source, as well as basic PyCharm code to query the data source and display results.

To begin, this tutorial will assume that you have already installed the CData ODBC Driver for Google Contacts as well as PyCharm.

Add Pyodbc to the Project

Follow the steps below to add the pyodbc module to your project.

  1. Click File -> Settings to open the project settings window.
  2. Click Project Interpreter from the Project: YourProjectName menu.
  3. To add pyodbc, click the + button and enter pyodbc.
  4. Click Install Package to install pyodbc.

Connect to Google Contacts

You can now connect with an ODBC connection string or a DSN. See the Getting Started section in the CData driver documentation for a guide to creating a DSN on your OS.

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.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData GoogleContacts Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Google Contacts Description = My Description

Execute SQL to Google Contacts

Instantiate a Cursor and use the execute method of the Cursor class to execute any SQL statement.

import pyodbc cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={CData ODBC Driver for GoogleContacts};') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT Summary, StartDateTime FROM Friends WHERE SearchTerms = 'Durham'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.Summary, row.StartDateTime)

After connecting to Google Contacts in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to Google Contacts data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at support@cdata.com.