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Manage Google Search Results in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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

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

Integrate Google Search Results into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Google Search results 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.

    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.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:googlesearch:CustomSearchId=def456;ApiKey=abc123;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Google Search results. Google Search entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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