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Query Google Spanner Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for Google Spanner data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Google Spanner data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to Google Spanner data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Google Spanner in Connect and work with live Google Spanner data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Google Spanner Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "Google Spanner" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Google Spanner uses OAuth to authenticate. Click Connect to authenticate with Google Spanner.
  4. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Google Spanner from MySQL Workbench.

Query Google Spanner from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Google Spanner database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Google Spanner data.

Connect to Google Spanner through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Google Spanner Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Google Spanner data, like SELECT * FROM googlespannerdb.Customer;

With access to live Google Spanner data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Google Spanner, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Google Spanner just like a MySQL database today.