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Automated Continuous Google Sheets Replication to MongoDB

Use CData Sync for automated, continuous, customizable Google Sheets replication to MongoDB.

Always-on applications rely on automatic failover capabilities and real-time data access. CData Sync integrates live Google Sheets data into your MongoDB instance, allowing you to consolidate all of your data into a single location for archiving, reporting, analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and more.

Configure MongoDB as a Replication Destination

Using CData Sync, you can replicate Google Sheets data to MongoDB. To add a replication destination, navigate to the Connections tab.

  1. Click Add Connection.
  2. Select MongoDB as a destination.
  3. Enter the necessary connection properties. To connect to MongoDB, set the following:
    • Server: Set this to the name or address of the server where your MongoDB instance is running. You can specify the port here or in Port.
    • Database: Set this to the database you want to read from and write to.

    Connecting to CosmosDB with the MongoDB API

    To obtain the connection string needed to connect to a Cosmos DB account using the MongoDB API, log in to the Azure Portal, select Azure Cosmos DB, and select your account. In the Settings section, click Connection String and set the following values.

    • Server: Set this to the Host value, the FQDN of the server provisioned for your account. You can also specify the port here or in Port.
    • Port: Set this to the port.
    • Database: Set this to the database you want to read from and write to.
    • User: Set this to the database user.
    • Password: Set this to the user's password.

  4. Click Test Connection to ensure that the connection is configured properly.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Configure the Google Sheets Connection

You can configure a connection to Google Sheets from the Connections tab. To add a connection to your Google Sheets account, navigate to the Connections tab.

  1. Click Add Connection.
  2. Select a source (Google Sheets).
  3. Configure the connection properties.

    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.

  4. Click Connect to ensure that the connection is configured properly.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Configure Replication Queries

CData Sync enables you to control replication with a point-and-click interface and with SQL queries. For each replication you wish to configure, navigate to the Jobs tab and click Add Job. Select the Source and Destination for your replication.

Replicate Entire Tables

To replicate an entire table, click Add Tables in the Tables section, choose the table(s) you wish to replicate, and click Add Selected Tables.

Customize Your Replication

You can use the Transform feature to customize your replication. The Transform feature allows you to specify which columns to replicate, rename the columns at the destination, and even perform operations on the source data before replicating. To customize your replication, click the Transform button in the Tables section and customize the replication.

Schedule Your Replication

In the Schedule section, you can schedule a job to run automatically, configuring the job to run after specified intervals ranging from once every 15 minutes to once every month.

Once you have configured the replication job, click Save Changes. You can configure any number of jobs to manage the replication of your Google Sheets data to MongoDB.