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Use the CData ODBC Driver for Google Data Catalog in Microsoft Power Query

You can use the CData Google Data Catalog ODBC Driver with Microsoft Power Query. In this article, you will use the ODBC driver to import Google Data Catalog data into Microsoft Power Query.

The CData ODBC Driver for Google Data Catalog enables you to link to Google Data Catalog data in Microsoft Power Query, ensuring that you see any updates. This article details how to use the ODBC driver to import Google Data Catalog data into Microsoft Power Query.

Connect to Google Data Catalog as an ODBC Data Source

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.

Import Google Data Catalog Data

Follow the steps below to import Google Data Catalog data using standard SQL:

  1. From the ribbon in Excel, click Power Query -> From Other Data Sources -> From ODBC.

  2. Enter the ODBC connection string. Below is a connection string using the default DSN created when you install the driver: Provider=MSDASQL.1;Persist Security Info=False;DSN=CData GoogleDataCatalog Source
  3. Enter the SELECT statement to import data with. For example:

    SELECT Type, DatasetName FROM Schemas WHERE ProjectId = 'bigquery-public-data'
  4. Enter credentials, if required, and click Connect. The results of the query are displayed in the Query Editor Preview. You can combine queries from other data sources or refine the data with Power Query formulas. To load the query to the worksheet, click the Close and Load button.