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Query Google Directory Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Google Directory data from Node.js.

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to query Google Directory data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Google Directory in the Cloud Hub and start querying using Node.js.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Google Directory, allowing you to easily query live Google Directory data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Google Directory, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Google Directory data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Google Directory Data

CData Cloud Hub uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "Google Directory" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Google Directory.

    Google uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can authorize the data provider to access Google Spreadsheets as an individual user or with a Google Apps Domain service account. See the Getting Started section of the data provider help documentation for an authentication guide.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Google Directory data from any MySQL client.

Query Google Directory from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Google Directory with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for Google Directory (googledirectorydb)

Connect to Google Directory data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'googledirectorydb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM MyTable', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();