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Manage Google Sheets Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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

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

Integrate Google Sheets Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Google Sheets data 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.

    You can connect to a spreadsheet by providing authentication to Google and then setting the Spreadsheet connection property to the name or feed link of the spreadsheet. If you want to view a list of information about the spreadsheets in your Google Drive, execute a query to the Spreadsheets view after you authenticate.

    ClientLogin (username/password authentication) has been officially deprecated since April 20, 2012 and is now no longer available. Instead, use the OAuth 2.0 authentication standard. To access Google APIs on behalf on individual users, you can use the embedded credentials or you can register your own OAuth app.

    OAuth also enables you to use a service account to connect on behalf of users in a Google Apps domain. To authenticate with a service account, you will need to register an application to obtain the OAuth JWT values.

    See the Getting Started chapter in the help documentation to connect to Google Sheets from different types of accounts: Google accounts, Google Apps accounts, and accounts using two-step verification.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Google Sheets JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.googlesheets.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:googlesheets:Spreadsheet=MySheet;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Google Sheets data. Google Sheets entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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