Establishing a Connection
Creating a JDBC Data Source
You can create a JDBC data source to connect from your Java application. Creating a JDBC data source based on the CData JDBC Driver for Google Sheets consists of three basic steps:
- Add the driver JAR file to the classpath. The JAR file is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory. Note that the .lic file must be located in the same folder as the JAR file.
- Provide the driver class. For example:
- Provide the JDBC URL. For example:
jdbc:googlesheets:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;Spreadsheet=NorthwindOrders or jdbc:cdata:googlesheets:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;Spreadsheet=NorthwindOrders
The second format above can be used whenever there is a conflict in your application between drivers using the same URL format to ensure you are using the CData driver. The URL must start with either "jdbc:googlesheets:" or "jdbc:cdata:googlesheets:" and can include any of the connection properties in name-value pairs separated with semicolons.
Google Spreadsheets uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can authorize the driver to access Google APIs on behalf on individual users or on behalf of users in a domain. When you connect the driver opens the OAuth endpoint in your default browser. Log in and grant permissions to the application. The driver then completes the OAuth process.