Manage Google Drive Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Google Drive JDBC Driver

An easy-to-use database-like interface for Java based applications and reporting tools access to live Google Drive data (Files, Changes, Apps, and more).



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

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

Integrate Google Drive Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Google Drive 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.

    You can connect to Google APIs on behalf of individual users or on behalf of a domain. Google uses the OAuth authentication standard. See the "Getting Started" section of the help documentation for a guide.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.googledrive.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:googledrive:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Google Drive data. Google Drive entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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