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Manage Google Directory Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Google Directory.

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

Integrate Google Directory Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Google Directory data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Google Directory JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.googledirectory.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:googledirectory:OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Google Directory data. Google Directory entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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