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Query Google Sheets Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Google Sheets data from Node.js.

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to query Google Sheets data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Google Sheets in the Cloud Hub and start querying using Node.js.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Google Sheets, allowing you to easily query live Google Sheets data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Google Sheets, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Google Sheets data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Google Sheets Data

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

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "Google Sheets" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Google Sheets uses OAuth to authenticate. Click Test Database to authenticate with Google Sheets.
  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 Sheets data from any MySQL client.

Query Google Sheets from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Google Sheets with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for Google Sheets (gsheetsdb)

Connect to Google Sheets data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'gsheetsdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Orders', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();