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Connect to YouTube Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure YouTube data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for YouTube seamlessly integrates YouTube data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access YouTube data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for YouTube in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate YouTube Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

You can then follow the steps below to register YouTube data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to YouTube data. YouTube entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with YouTube data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the YouTube API.