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Query YouTube Analytics Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live YouTube Analytics data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for YouTube Analytics to query YouTube Analytics data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live YouTube Analytics data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to YouTube Analytics Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

YouTube Analytics uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can use the embedded CData OAuth credentials or you can register an application with Google to obtain your own.

In addition to the OAuth values, to access YouTube Analytics data set ChannelId to the Id of a YouTube channel. You can obtain the channel Id in the advanced account settings for your channel. If not specified, the channel of the currently authenticated user will be used.

If you want to generate content owner reports, specify the ContentOwnerId property. This is the Id of the copyright holder for content in YouTube's rights management system. The content owner is the person or organization that claims videos and sets their monetization policy.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to YouTube Analytics data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query YouTube Analytics from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual YouTube Analytics database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live YouTube Analytics data.

Connect to YouTube Analytics through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for YouTube Analytics).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query YouTube Analytics Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for YouTube Analytics).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve YouTube Analytics data, like SELECT * FROM `CData YouTubeAnalytics Sys`.Groups;

With access to live YouTube Analytics data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update YouTube Analytics, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for YouTube Analytics and the CData SQL Gateway.