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Connect to Google Drive Data in IntelliJ

Integrate connectivity to Google Drive data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for Google Drive enables you to access Google Drive as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to Google Drive data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for Google Drive

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to Google Drive data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.googledrive.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.googledrive.GoogleDriveDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:googledrive: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      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.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:googledrive:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Edit and Save Google Drive Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor. You can also modify records in the Table Editor.