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Update Google Search Results with a Microsoft Access Linked Table

Update Google Search data by creating a linked table in Microsoft Access with the CData Google Search ODBC Driver.

CData ODBC drivers connect your data to any database management tool that supports Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). This includes many of the most popular productivity tools, adding new capabilities for document sharing and collaboration. Using the CData ODBC driver for Google Search, you can update live Google Search results in Microsoft Access; for example, you can make updates that can be immediately seen by other users.

Connect to Google Search as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

Create a Linked Table to VideoSearch Data

Follow the steps below to create a linked table, which enables you to access live VideoSearch data.

  1. On the External Data tab in Access, click ODBC Database.
  2. Select the option to link to the data source. A linked table will enable you to read from and write data to the VideoSearch table.
  3. Select the CData Google Search data source from the Machine Data Source tab.

  4. Select the VideoSearch table. For more information on this table, see the "Data Model" chapter in the help documentation.
  5. Double-click the linked table to make edits. The linked table will always have up-to-date data and any changes will be reflected back to the underlying table.