Connect to Google Data Catalog Data in DBArtisan

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Google Data Catalog ODBC Driver

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

Access Google Data Catalog data like you would a database - read, write, and update Google Data Catalog Schemas, Tables, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Google Data Catalog data as a data source.

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

Integrate Google Data Catalog Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

Google Data Catalog uses the OAuth authentication standard. Authorize access to Google APIs on behalf on individual users or on behalf of users in a domain.

Before connecting, specify the following to identify the organization and project you would like to connect to:

  • OrganizationId: The ID associated with the Google Cloud Platform organization resource you would like to connect to. Find this by navigating to the cloud console.

    Click the project selection drop-down, and select your organization from the list. Then, click More -> Settings. The organization ID is displayed on this page.

  • ProjectId: The ID associated with the Google Cloud Platform project resource you would like to connect to.

    Find this by navigating to the cloud console dashboard and selecting your project from the Select from drop-down. The project ID will be present in the Project info card.

When you connect, the OAuth endpoint opens in your default browser. Log in and grant permissions to the application to completes the OAuth process. For more information, refer to the OAuth section in the Help documentation.

You can then follow the steps below to register Google Data Catalog data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to Google Data Catalog data. Google Data Catalog entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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