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Connect to YouTube Data in RazorSQL

Connect to YouTube from wizards and query YouTube data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for YouTube enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to YouTube using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for YouTube Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.youtube.YouTubeDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:youtube: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      YouTube uses the OAuth authentication standard. To access Google APIs on behalf on individual users, you can use the embedded CData 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.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the YouTube JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.youtube.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:youtube:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query YouTube Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.