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Query Google Directory Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Google Directory data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Google Directory to query Google Directory data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Google Directory data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Google Directory Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Google Directory data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query Google Directory from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Google Directory database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Google Directory data.

Connect to Google Directory through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Google Directory).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Google Directory Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Google Directory).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Google Directory data, like SELECT * FROM `CData GoogleDirectory Sys`.MyTable;

With access to live Google Directory data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Google Directory, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Google Directory and the CData SQL Gateway.