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Connect to Google Search Results in Aqua Data Studio

Access Google Search results from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for Google Search integrates Google Search results with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Google Search results through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The Google Search data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, Google Search.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.googlesearch.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.googlesearch.GoogleSearchDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:googlesearch: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      To search with a Google custom search engine, you need to set the CustomSearchId and ApiKey connection properties.

      To obtain the CustomSearchId property, sign into Google Custom Search Engine and create a new search engine.

      To obtain the ApiKey property, you must enable the Custom Search API in the Google API Console.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.googlesearch.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:googlesearch:CustomSearchId=def456;ApiKey=abc123;

Query Google Search Results

You can now query the tables exposed.