Access Live Kintone Data in Google Sheets

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Use CData Connect Cloud to create a virtual MySQL Database for Kintone data and gain access to live Kintone data from your Google Sheets.

Google Sheets is a free, web-based spreadsheet program. When paired with CData Connect Cloud, you can instantly access Kintone data from within Google Sheets for data analysis, collaborations, calculations, and more. This article shows how to connect to Kintone in your Connect Cloud instance and access live Kintone data in Google Sheets.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure cloud-to-cloud interface for Kintone, allowing you to easily access live Kintone data in Google Sheets. Simply use the partner Connect Cloud Connector to generate a query (or write your own). Using optimized data processing out of the box, CData Connect Cloud pushes all supported query operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Kintone, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Kintone data.

This setup requires a CData Connect Cloud instance and the CData Connect Cloud Connector for Google Sheets. To get started, get a free trial of Connect Cloud and download the free Connect Cloud Google Sheets Connector.


Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Kintone Data

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

  1. Log into Connect Cloud and click Databases.
  2. Select "Kintone" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Kintone.

    In addition to the authentication values, set the following parameters to connect to and retrieve data from Kintone:

    • Url: The URL of your account.
    • GuestSpaceId: Optional. Set this when using a guest space.

    Authenticating with Kintone

    Kintone supports the following authentication methods.

    Using Password Authentication

    You must set the following to authenticate:

    • User: The username of your account.
    • Password: The password of your account.

    Using Basic Authentication

    If the basic authentication security feature is set on the domain, supply the additional login credentials with BasicAuthUser and BasicAuthPassword. Basic authentication requires these credentials in addition to User and Password.

    Using Client SSL

    Instead of basic authentication, you can specify a client certificate to authenticate. Set SSLClientCert, SSLClientCertType, SSLClientCertSubject, and SSLClientCertPassword. Additionally, set User and Password to your login credentials.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. 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 Kintone data from Google Sheets.

Access Live Kintone Data in Google Sheets

The steps below outline connecting to CData Connect Cloud from Google Sheets to access live Kintone data.

  1. Log into Google Sheets, create a new sheet (or open an existing one).
  2. Click Add-ons and click Get Add-ons (if you have already installed the Add-on, jump to step 5).
  3. Search for CData Connect Cloud Connector and select the Add-on.
  4. Authorize the Connector.
  5. Back in Google Sheets, click Add-ons and open the CData Connect Cloud Connector.
  6. Use your instance name (myinstance in myinstance.cdatacloud.net), username, and password to connect to your Connect Cloud instance.
  7. Click CREATE to access Kintone data through your Connect Cloud instance.
  8. Select a Database (e.g. Kintone1) and click Next.
  9. Select a Table (e.g. Comments) and Fields (columns), add any sorting, filtering, and limits and click Execute.

SQL Access to Kintone Data from Cloud Applications

Now, you have a direct, cloud-to-cloud connection to live Kintone data from your Google Sheets workbook. You can add more data to your workbook for calculations, aggregations, collaboration, and more.

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