Access Live MongoDB Data in Google Sheets

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

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MongoDB is supported in CData Connect Cloud! Our Data Connectivity as a Service provides a richer, cloud-to-cloud integration with your MongoDB data.

Check out the updated integration guide here: Access Live MongoDB Data in Google Sheets


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

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

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


Create a Virtual MySQL Database for MongoDB Data

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

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

    Set the Server, Database, User, and Password connection properties to connect to MongoDB. To access MongoDB collections as tables you can use automatic schema discovery or write your own schema definitions. Schemas are defined in .rsd files, which have a simple format. You can also execute free-form queries that are not tied to the schema.

  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 MongoDB data from Google Sheets.

Access Live MongoDB Data in Google Sheets

The steps below outline connecting to CData Connect Server from Google Sheets to access live MongoDB 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 Server Connector and select the Add-on.
  4. Authorize the Connector.
  5. Back in Google Sheets, click Add-ons and open the CData Connect Server Connector.
  6. Use your instance name (myinstance in CONNECT_SERVER_URL), username, and password to connect to your Connect Server instance.
  7. Click CREATE to access MongoDB data through your Connect Server instance.
  8. Select a Database (e.g. MongoDB1) and click Next.
  9. Select a Table (e.g. restaurants) and Fields (columns), add any sorting, filtering, and limits and click Execute.

SQL Access to MongoDB Data from Applications

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

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