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Query Google Sheets Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for Google Sheets data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Google Sheets 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 Sheets data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Google Sheets in Connect and work with live Google Sheets data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Google Sheets 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 Sheets" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Google Sheets uses OAuth to authenticate. Click Connect 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 from MySQL Workbench.

Query Google Sheets from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Google Sheets 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 Sheets Data

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

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