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Connect to Google Sheets Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Google Sheets data as a data source.

The CData ODBC 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 an data source for Google Sheets in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Google Sheets Data into DBArtisan Projects

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.

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.

You can then 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 ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. 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.