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Access Live MySQL Data in Google Sheets

Use CData Connect Cloud to gain access to live MySQL data from your Google Sheets.

Google Sheets is a web-based spreadsheet program provided by Google. When integrated with CData Connect Cloud, you can effortlessly gain access to MySQL data directly within Google Sheets for tasks such as data analysis, collaboration, calculations, and more. This article offers a comprehensive guide on connecting to MySQL within your Connect Cloud instance and accessing live MySQL data seamlessly within Google Sheets.

CData Connect Cloud offers a seamless cloud-to-cloud interface designed for MySQL, enabling effortless access to live MySQL data directly within Google Sheets. Use the dedicated Connect Cloud Google Sheets Plug-In to connect with live MySQL data. With built-in optimized data processing, CData Connect Cloud efficiently channels all supported query operations, including filters, JOINs, and more, directly to MySQL. This leverages server-side processing to promptly retrieve the desired MySQL data.

This setup requires a CData Connect Cloud instance and the CData Connect Cloud Add-On for Google Sheets. To get started, sign up a free trial of Connect Cloud and install the free Connect Cloud Google Sheets Add-On.

Configure MySQL Connectivity for Google Sheets

Connectivity to MySQL from Google Sheets is made possible through CData Connect Cloud. To work with MySQL data from Google Sheets, we start by creating and configuring a MySQL connection.

  1. Log into Connect Cloud, click Connections and click Add Connection
  2. Select "MySQL" from the Add Connection panel
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to MySQL.

    The Server and Port properties must be set to a MySQL server. If IntegratedSecurity is set to false, then User and Password must be set to valid user credentials. Optionally, Database can be set to connect to a specific database. If not set, tables from all databases will be returned.

  4. Click Create & Test
  5. Navigate to the Permissions tab in the Add MySQL Connection page and update the User-based permissions.

With the connection configured, you are ready to connect to MySQL data from Google Sheets.

Access Live MySQL Data from Google Sheets

The steps below outline connecting to CData Connect Cloud from Google Sheets to access live MySQL 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 Add-On and install the Add-on.
  4. Authorize the Add-On.
  5. Back in Google Sheets, click Add-ons and open the CData Connect Cloud Add-On.
  6. In the Add-On panel, click Authorize to authenticate with your CData Connect Cloud instance
  7. In the CData Connect Cloud panel in Google Sheets, click Import
  8. Choose a Connection (e.g. MySQL1), Table (e.g. Orders, and Columns to import
  9. Optionally add Filters, Sorting, and a Limit
  10. Click Execute to import the data

Live Access to MySQL Data from Cloud Applications

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

Try CData Connect Cloud and get real-time data access to 100+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your cloud applications.