Google Drive Connector for MS Access

In this article you will learn how to integrate Google Drive data in MS Access without coding in just a few clicks (live / bi-directional connection to Google Drive). Read / write Google Drive data inside your app; perform many Google Drive operations without coding, just using easy to use high performance API Connector for Google Drive.

Using Google Drive Connector you will be able to connect, read, and write data from within MS Access. Follow the steps below to see how we would accomplish that.

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Create ODBC Data Source (DSN) based on ZappySys API Driver

To get data from Google Drive using MS Access we first need to create a DSN (Data Source) which will access data from Google Drive. We will later be able to read data using MS Access. Perform these steps:

  1. Install ZappySys ODBC PowerPack.

  2. Open ODBC Data Sources (x64):
    Open ODBC Data Source

  3. Create a User Data Source (User DSN) based on ZappySys API Driver

    ZappySys API Driver
    Create new User DSN for ZappySys API Driver
    You should create a System DSN (instead of a User DSN) if the client application is launched under a Windows System Account, e.g. as a Windows Service. If the client application is 32-bit (x86) running with a System DSN, use ODBC Data Sources (32-bit) instead of the 64-bit version.
  4. When the Configuration window appears give your data source a name if you haven't done that already, then select "Google Drive" from the list of Popular Connectors. If "Google Drive" is not present in the list, then click "Search Online" and download it. Then set the path to the location where you downloaded it. Finally, click Continue >> to proceed with configuring the DSN:

    GoogleDriveDSN
    Google Drive
    ODBC DSN Template Selection

  5. Now it's time to configure the Connection Manager. Select Authentication Type, e.g. Token Authentication. Then select API Base URL (in most cases, the default one is the right one). More info is available in the Authentication section.

    Steps to get Google Drive Credentials

    To make this work you will have to create an OAuth application. To register an App, perform the following steps (Detailed steps found in the help link at the end):

    1. Go to Google API Console
    2. From the Project Dropdown (usually found at the top bar) click Select Project
    3. On Project Propup click CREATE PROJECT
    4. Once project is created you can click Select Project to switch the context (You can click on Notification link or Choose from Top Dropdown)
    5. Click ENABLE APIS AND SERVICES
    6. Now we need to enable Google Drive API.
    7. Search Google Drive API. Select and click ENABLE
    8. Go to back to main screen of Google API Console
    9. Click OAuth Concent Screen Tab. Enter necessary details and Save.
    10. Click Credentials Tab
    11. Click CREATE CREDENTIALS (some where in topbar) and select OAuth Client ID option.
    12. When prompted Select Application Type as Desktop App and click Create to receive your ClientID and Secret. You can use this information now to configure Connection with UseCustomApp=true.
      NOTE: If you are planning to use your current data connection/token for automated processes, we recommend that you use a generic account for token generation when the login box appears (e.g. sales_automation@mycompany.com instead of bob_smith@mycompany.com). When you use a personal account which is tied to a specific employee profile and that employee leaves the company, the token may become invalid and any automated processes using that token will fail. Another potentially unwanted effect of using a personal token is incorrect logging; the API calls (e.g. Read, Edit, Delete, Upload) made with that token will record the specific user as performing the calls instead of an automated process.

    Fill in all required parameters and set optional parameters if needed:

    GoogleDriveDSN
    Google Drive
    User Account [OAuth]
    https://www.googleapis.com/
    Required Parameters
    UseCustomApp Fill in the parameter...
    Optional Parameters
    ClientId Fill in the parameter...
    ClientSecret Fill in the parameter...
    Scope Fill in the parameter...
    RetryMode Fill in the parameter...
    RetryStatusCodeList Fill in the parameter...
    RetryCountMax Fill in the parameter...
    RetryMultiplyWaitTime Fill in the parameter...
    ODBC DSN Oauth Connection Configuration
    Steps to get Google Drive Credentials
    Use these steps to authenticate as service account rather than Google / GSuite User. Learn more about service account here

    Basically to call Google API as Service account we need to perform following steps listed in 3 sections (Detailed steps found in the help link at the end)

    Create Project

    First thing is create a Project so we can call Google API. Skip this section if you already have Project (Go to next section)
    1. Go to Google API Console
    2. From the Project Dropdown (usually found at the top bar) click Select Project
    3. On Project Propup click CREATE PROJECT
    4. Once project is created you can click Select Project to switch the context (You can click on Notification link or Choose from Top Dropdown)
    5. Click ENABLE APIS AND SERVICES
    6. Now we need to Enable two APIs one by one (Drive API).
    7. Search Drive. Select and click ENABLE

    Create Service Account

    Once Project is created and APIs are enabled we can now create a service account under that project. Service account has its ID which looks like some email ID (not to confuse with Google /Gmail email ID)
    1. Go to Create Service Account
    2. From the Project Dropdown (usually found at the top bar) click Select Project
    3. Enter Service account name and Service account description
    4. For Role, do not select anything for now and Click Continue and then click Done. Next we will create Key.

    Create Key

    Once service account is created we need to create key file (i.e. credentials).
    1. In the Cloud Console, click the email address for the service account that you created.
    2. Click Keys.
    3. Click Add key, then click Create new key.
    4. Click Create and select P12 format. A P12 key file is downloaded to your computer. We will use this file in our API connection.
    5. Click Close.
    6. Now you may use downloaded *.p12 key file as secret file and Service Account Email as Client ID (e.g. some-service-account-name@your-project-id.iam.gserviceaccount.com ).

    Add Permission

    Now last thing is give read/write permission to Service Account. Basically you can create or open Google Sheet and add the Service Account as an editor to it as below.
    1. Copy the email address of your service account we created in previous step (its usually like this some-service-account-name@your-project-id.iam.gserviceaccount.com).
    2. Create or select an existing Google Docs File.
    3. Navigate to Google Docs File for which you like to give read/write access to Service Account.
    4. Click on the Share button in the top right, and add the email address of the service account as an editor. Here is how to share file(s) with specific people. Juse share with Service Account (use Service Account Email found on previous section)

    Fill in all required parameters and set optional parameters if needed:

    GoogleDriveDSN
    Google Drive
    Service Account (Using Private Key File) [OAuth]
    https://www.googleapis.com/
    Required Parameters
    Service Account Email Fill in the parameter...
    Service Account Private Key Path (i.e. *.p12) Fill in the parameter...
    Optional Parameters
    Scope Fill in the parameter...
    RetryMode Fill in the parameter...
    RetryStatusCodeList Fill in the parameter...
    RetryCountMax Fill in the parameter...
    RetryMultiplyWaitTime Fill in the parameter...
    ODBC DSN Oauth Connection Configuration

  6. Once the data source has been configured, you can preview data. Select the Preview tab and use settings similar to the following to preview data:
    ODBC ZappySys Data Source Preview

  7. Click OK to finish creating the data source.

Read data in Microsoft Access from the ODBC data source

  1. First of all, open MS Access and create a new MS Access database.

  2. In the next step, start loading ODBC data source we created: Load ODBC data source

  3. Then click next until data source selection window appears. Select the data source we created in one of the previous steps and hit OK:

    GoogleDriveDSN
    DSN selection

  4. Continue with tables and views selection. You can extract multiple tables or views:
    DSN Table Selection

  5. Finally, wait while data is being loaded and once done you should see a similar view: In Access DSN Data Loaded

Using Linked Table for Live Data (Slow)

Linked tables in Microsoft Access are crucial for online databases because they enable real-time access to centralized data, support scalability, facilitate collaboration, enhance data security, ease maintenance tasks, and allow integration with external systems. They provide a flexible and efficient way to work with data stored in online databases, promoting cross-platform compatibility and reducing the need for data duplication.

  1. Real-Time Data Access:
    Access can interact directly with live data in online databases, ensuring that users always work with the most up-to-date information.
  2. Centralized Data Management:
    Online databases serve as a centralized repository, enabling efficient management of data from various locations.
  3. Ease of Maintenance:
    Updates or modifications to the online database structure are automatically reflected in Access, streamlining maintenance tasks.
  4. Adaptability to Changing Requirements:
    Linked tables provide flexibility, allowing easy adaptation to changing data storage needs or migration to different online database systems.

Let's create the linked table.

  1. Launch Microsoft Access and open the database where you want to create the linked table.

  2. Go to the "External Data" tab on the Ribbon. >> "New Data Source" >> "From Other Sources" >> "ODBC Database" Load ODBC data source

  3. Select the option "Link to Data Source by creating a linked table: Load ODBC data source

  4. Continue by clicking 'Next' until the Data Source Selection window appears. Navigate to the Machine Data Source tab and select the desired data source established in one of the earlier steps. Click 'OK' to confirm your selection.

    GoogleDriveDSN
    DSN selection

  5. Proceed to the selection of Tables and Views. You have the option to extract multiple tables or views:
    DSN Table Selection

  6. When prompted to select Unique Key column DO NOT select any column(s) and just click OK: MS Access Linked Table - Key selection

  7. Finally, Simply double-click the newly created Linked Table to load the data: MS Access Linked Table

Guide to Effectively Addressing Known Issues

Discover effective strategies to address known issues efficiently in this guide. Get solutions and practical tips to streamline troubleshooting and enhance system performance, ensuring a smoother user experience.

Fewer Rows Imported

The reason for this is that MS Access has a default query timeout of 60 seconds, which means it stops fetching data if the query takes longer than that. As a result, only a limited number of rows are fetched within this time frame.

To address this, we can adjust the Query Timeout by following the steps below.
WOW6432NodeODBCQueryTimeout

The path may vary depending on the MS Access bitness, such as 32-bit versus 64-bit.

\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Jet\4.0\Engines\ODBC
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Jet\4.0\Engines\ODBC
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\REGISTRY\MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Access Connectivity Engine\Engines\ODBC

We can identify this issue by examining the Fiddler Log, as MS Access doesn't display any error regarding partial import, which is quite unusual

Please refer to this link : How to use Fiddler to analyze HTTP web requests
fiddlerlogs

#Deleted word appears for column value in MS Access for Linked Table mode

If you used Linked Table mode to get external data and it shows #deleted word rather than actual value for column after you open then most likely its following issue.

Make sure to re-create Linked Table and DO NOT select any key column when prompted (Just click OK) MS Access Linked Table Mode - #Deleted Error
How to Fix
MS Access Linked Table Mode - Do not select Key column

Table Selection UI Opening Delays

The Table selection UI takes a significant amount of time to open after clicking the 'New Data Source' -> 'Other Data Sources' -> 'ODBC'

The reason for this issue is that MS Access sends a dummy query, leading to several unnecessary pagination cycles before an error is thrown. To mitigate this, we can prevent wasted cycles by configuring the 'Throw error if no match' setting on the Filter Options Tab.
Throw error if no match

Enhancing Performance through Metadata Addition (Reduces Query Time)

We can optimize query performance by creating Virtual Tables (i.e. views with custom SQL) on Datasource and incorporating META=static columns. Learn how to capture static metadata in this guide.
Performance Options - Generate Metadata Manually

Execute the query initially, save the metadata by selecting 'Save to Meta' (choose Compact Format), and then click 'Save to Clipboard.' Utilize the resulting list by pasting it into the META attribute as follows: 'META=paste here.'
Generate Metadata in ZappySys ODBC Drivers

SELECT * FROM products
    WITH(
        META='id:String(20); title:String(100);  description:String(500);'
    )

Optimize Workflow with Automated Import

Employ Automated Import when Linked Tables are not feasible, and we need to depend on Imported Tables with static data.

While using Linked Tables sometime it encounter errors, and we are left with no alternative but to utilize Imported Tables, Automatic Refresh becomes crucial in such scenarios.

Here's a guide on automating refreshes. We can set up automatic refresh on different events, such as when the database opens, a form is opened, or a button is clicked.

To initiate the import process, follow these steps:

  • Perform the data import using the standard manual steps.
  • In the final step, we'll encounter a checkbox labeled 'Save Import Steps.' Ensure to check this option.
  • After saving the steps, we can locate their name in the Save Imports UI. Identify the name associated with the saved steps.
  • "Now, we can execute the code as shown below:"
Private Sub cmdYes_Click()
    Label0.Visible = True
    DoCmd.RunSavedImportExport "Import-DATA.products"
    Label0.Visible = False
End Sub

Create Custom Stored Procedure in ZappySys Driver

You can create procedures to encapsulate custom logic and then only pass handful parameters rather than long SQL to execute your API call.

Steps to create Custom Stored Procedure in ZappySys Driver. You can insert Placeholders anywhere inside Procedure Body. Read more about placeholders here

  1. Go to Custom Objects Tab and Click on Add button and Select Add Procedure:
    ZappySys Driver - Add Stored Procedure

  2. Enter the desired Procedure name and click on OK:
    ZappySys Driver - Add Stored Procedure Name

  3. Select the created Stored Procedure and write the your desired stored procedure and Save it and it will create the custom stored procedure in the ZappySys Driver:
    Here is an example stored procedure for ZappySys Driver. You can insert Placeholders anywhere inside Procedure Body. Read more about placeholders here

    CREATE PROCEDURE [usp_get_orders]
        @fromdate = '<<yyyy-MM-dd,FUN_TODAY>>'
     AS
        SELECT * FROM Orders where OrderDate >= '<@fromdate>';
    

    ZappySys Driver - Create Custom Stored Procedure

  4. That's it now go to Preview Tab and Execute your Stored Procedure using Exec Command. In this example it will extract the orders from the date 1996-01-01:

    Exec usp_get_orders '1996-01-01';

    ZappySys Driver - Execute Custom Stored Procedure

  5. Let's generate the SQL Server Query Code to make the API call using stored procedure. Go to Code Generator Tab, select language as SQL Server and click on Generate button the generate the code.
    As we already created the linked server for this Data Source, in that you just need to copy the Select Query and need to use the linked server name which we have apply on the place of [MY_API_SERVICE] placeholder.

    SELECT * FROM OPENQUERY([MY_API_SERVICE], 'EXEC usp_get_orders @fromdate=''1996-07-30''')

    ZappySys Driver - Generate SQL Server Query

  6. Now go to SQL served and execute that query and it will make the API call using stored procedure and provide you the response.
    ZappySys Driver - Generate SQL Server Query

Create Custom Virtual Table in ZappySys Driver

ZappySys API Drivers support flexible Query language so you can override Default Properties you configured on Data Source such as URL, Body. This way you don't have to create multiple Data Sources if you like to read data from multiple EndPoints. However not every application support supplying custom SQL to driver so you can only select Table from list returned from driver.

If you're dealing with Microsoft Access and need to import data from an SQL query, it's important to note that Access doesn't allow direct import of SQL queries. Instead, you can create custom objects (Virtual Tables) to handle the import process.

Many applications like MS Access, Informatica Designer wont give you option to specify custom SQL when you import Objects. In such case Virtual Table is very useful. You can create many Virtual Tables on the same Data Source (e.g. If you have 50 URLs with slight variations you can create virtual tables with just URL as Parameter setting.

  1. Go to Custom Objects Tab and Click on Add button and Select Add Table:
    ZappySys Driver - Add Table

  2. Enter the desired Table name and click on OK:
    ZappySys Driver - Add Table Name

  3. And it will open the New Query Window Click on Cancel to close that window and go to Custom Objects Tab.

  4. Select the created table, Select Text Type AS SQL and write the your desired SQL Query and Save it and it will create the custom table in the ZappySys Driver:
    Here is an example SQL query for ZappySys Driver. You can insert Placeholders also. Read more about placeholders here

    SELECT
      "ShipCountry",
      "OrderID",
      "CustomerID",
      "EmployeeID",
      "OrderDate",
      "RequiredDate",
      "ShippedDate",
      "ShipVia",
      "Freight",
      "ShipName",
      "ShipAddress",
      "ShipCity",
      "ShipRegion",
      "ShipPostalCode"
    FROM "Orders"
    Where "ShipCountry"='USA'

    ZappySys Driver - Create Custom Table

  5. That's it now go to Preview Tab and Execute your custom virtual table query. In this example it will extract the orders for the USA Shipping Country only:

    SELECT * FROM "vt__usa_orders_only"

    ZappySys Driver - Execute Custom Virtual Table Query

  6. Let's generate the SQL Server Query Code to make the API call using stored procedure. Go to Code Generator Tab, select language as SQL Server and click on Generate button the generate the code.
    As we already created the linked server for this Data Source, in that you just need to copy the Select Query and need to use the linked server name which we have apply on the place of [MY_API_SERVICE] placeholder.

    SELECT * FROM OPENQUERY([MY_API_SERVICE], 'EXEC [usp_get_orders] ''1996-01-01''')

    ZappySys Driver - Generate SQL Server Query

  7. Now go to SQL served and execute that query and it will make the API call using stored procedure and provide you the response.
    ZappySys Driver - Generate SQL Server Query

Conclusion

In this article we discussed how to connect to Google Drive in MS Access and integrate data without any coding. Click here to Download Google Drive Connector for MS Access and try yourself see how easy it is. If you still have any question(s) then ask here or simply click on live chat icon below and ask our expert (see bottom-right corner of this page).

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Actions supported by Google Drive Connector

Google Drive Connector support following actions for REST API integration. If some actions are not listed below then you can easily edit Connector file and enhance out of the box functionality.
 Get my drive info
Gets my drive information    [Read more...]
 Lists shared drives
Lists the user's shared drives (i.e. formally known as team drive) with optional search criteria    [Read more...]
 List files
List files / folders with search criteria    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
Search Criteria Data filter (e.g. somecolumn -eq 'somevalue' ) , User can select multiple filter criteria using 'AND','OR' operator , Note*:- please refer the link for more filter criteria : https://zappysys.com/links?url=https://developers.google.com/drive/api/guides/search-files
Option Value
None
By name (exact name match) name='abc'
By name (contains sub string) name contains 'abc'
By name (does not contain) not name contains 'abc'
By text (search inside file) fullText contains 'abc'
By created time createdTime > '2012-06-04T12:00:00'
By modified time modifiedTime > '2012-06-04T12:00:00'
Allow only shared files and folders sharedWithMe=true
Exclude trashed files trashed=false
Include files from trash mimeType!='application/vnd.google-apps.folder'
Exclude files from trash mimeType!='application/vnd.google-apps.folder' and trashed!=true
Exclude Folders mimeType!='application/vnd.google-apps.folder'
Exclude App Script mimeType!='application/vnd.google-apps.script'
Search for spreadsheet mimeType = 'application/vnd.google-apps.spreadsheet'
Search for multiple files type mimeType contains 'application/vnd.google-apps.spreadsheet' OR mimeType contains 'application/vnd.google-apps.document' OR mimeType contains 'application/vnd.google-apps.presentation' OR mimeType contains 'application/vnd.google-apps.drawing'
 Search items (i.e. files / folders)
Lists items (i.e. files / folders) with search criteria    [Read more...]
 List folders
Lists folders    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
Search Criteria Data filter (e.g. somecolumn -eq 'somevalue' ) , User can select multiple filter criteria using 'AND','OR' operator , Note*:- please refer the link for more filter criteria : https://zappysys.com/links?url=https://developers.google.com/drive/api/guides/search-files
Option Value
None
By name (exact name match) name='abc'
By name (contains sub string) name contains 'abc'
By name (does not contain) not name contains 'abc'
By text (search inside file) fullText contains 'abc'
By created time createdTime > '2012-06-04T12:00:00'
Include folders from trash mimeType='application/vnd.google-apps.folder'
Exclude folders from trash mimeType='application/vnd.google-apps.folder' and trashed!=true
By modified time modifiedTime > '2012-06-04T12:00:00'
Allow only shared files and folders sharedWithMe=true
Exclude trashed files trashed=false
Exclude Folders mimeType!='application/vnd.google-apps.folder'
Exclude App Script mimeType!='application/vnd.google-apps.script'
Search for spreadsheet mimeType = 'application/vnd.google-apps.spreadsheet'
Search for multiple files type mimeType contains 'application/vnd.google-apps.spreadsheet' OR mimeType contains 'application/vnd.google-apps.document' OR mimeType contains 'application/vnd.google-apps.presentation' OR mimeType contains 'application/vnd.google-apps.drawing'
 List deleted files / folders
Lists only deleted files / folders from trash    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
Search Criteria
 Get file info
Gets information of a file    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
Id Id of a file you want to see information for
 Download a file
Downloads a file    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
File Id Id of a file you want to download
 Export a file
Export a document editor files such document, Spreadsheets, Drawings, Presentations, Apps Scripts to common file formats as defined in this link https://developers.google.com/drive/api/guides/ref-export-formats    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
File Id Id of a file you want to export and file must be editor type (e.g. document, Spreadsheets, Drawings, Presentations, Apps Scripts)
Export As (Mime Type) The MIME type of the format requested for this export.
Option Value
None
Export to PDF application/pdf
Export to HTML text/html
Export to HTML (zipped) application/zip
Export to Plain text text/plain
Export to Rich text application/rtf
Export to Open Office doc application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text
Export to MS Word document application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document
Export to EPUB application/epub+zip
Export to MS Excel application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
Export to Open Office sheet application/x-vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet
Export to (sheet only) text/tab-separated-values
Export to JPEG image/jpeg
Export to PNG image/png
Export to SVG image/svg+xml
Export to MS PowerPoint application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation
Export to Open Office presentation application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation
Export to JSON application/vnd.google-apps.script+json
fields fields
 Upload a file
Uploads a file (resumable)    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
Keep Revision Forever Defines whether uploaded file has revisions
Option Value
true true
false false
Parent FolderId Id of a parent folder you want to upload the file in. Use value 'root' to place the file in the topmost level.
Shared DriveId By default file lists from MyDrive but if you like to search other Shared drive then set this parameter.
Drive Type Default search context is User's drive. Bodies of items (files/documents) to which the query applies. Supported bodies are 'user', 'domain', 'drive', and 'allDrives'. Prefer 'user' or 'drive' to 'allDrives' for efficiency. By default, corpora is set to 'user'. However, this can change depending on the filter set through the 'Query' parameter.
Option Value
My Drive user
Shared Drive drive
Supports all drives (e.g. My and Shared) Whether the requesting application supports both My Drives and shared drives.
Option Value
true true
false false
Target FileName A filename the file will have in Google Drive
Local FilePath Specify a disk file path
AddParents A comma-separated list of parent IDs to add
OcrLanguage A language hint for OCR processing during image import (ISO 639-1 code).
UseContentAsIndexableText Whether to use the uploaded content as indexable text.
 Create a folder
Creates a folder    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
Name A folder name the folder will have in Google Drive
Parent FolderId Id of a parent folder you want to create the folder in. Use value 'root' to create the folder in the topmost level.
 Delete an item
Deletes an item    [Read more...]
 Duplicate a file
Duplicates a file    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
File Id Id of a file you want to duplicate
 Replace file data (keep same file id)
Update file with new content / metadata (keep same file Id)    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
File Id Id of a file you want to update
DiskFilePath A disk file path you want to update file contents with
KeepRevisionForever Defines whether uploaded file has revisions
AddParents A comma-separated list of parent IDs to add
OcrLanguage A language hint for OCR processing during image import (ISO 639-1 code).
UseContentAsIndexableText Whether to use the uploaded content as indexable text.
 Update metadata in a file
Updates meta-data in a file    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
File Id Id of a file you want to update meta-data to
Keep Revision Forever Defines whether uploaded file has revisions
Option Value
True True
False False
AddParents A comma-separated list of parent IDs to add
OcrLanguage A language hint for OCR processing during image import (ISO 639-1 code).
UseContentAsIndexableText Whether to use the uploaded content as indexable text.
 Empty trash
Empties trash    [Read more...]
 Delete all items
Deletes all items from the drive    [Read more...]
 Generic Request
This is generic endpoint. Use this endpoint when some actions are not implemented by connector. Just enter partial URL (Required), Body, Method, Header etc. Most parameters are optional except URL.    [Read more...]
Parameter Description
Url API URL goes here. You can enter full URL or Partial URL relative to Base URL. If it is full URL then domain name must be part of ServiceURL or part of TrustedDomains
Body Request Body content goes here
IsMultiPart Check this option if you want to upload file(s) (i.e. POST RAW file data) or send data using Multi-Part encoding method (i.e. Content-Type: multipart/form-data). Multi-Part request allows you to mix key/value and upload files in same request. On the other hand raw upload allows only single file upload (without any key/value) ==== Raw Upload (Content-Type: application/octet-stream) ===== To upload single file in raw mode check this option and specify full file path starting with @ sign in the Body (e.g. @c:\data\myfile.zip ) ==== Form-Data / Multipart Upload (Content-Type: multipart/form-data) ===== To treat your Request data as multi part fields you must specify key/value pairs separated by new lines into RequestData field (i.e. Body). Each key value pair is entered on new-line and key/value are separated using equal sign (=). Preceding and trailing spaces are ignored also blank lines are ignored. If field value has some any special character(s) then use escape sequence (e.g. For NewLine: \r\n, For Tab: \t, For at (@): \@). When value of any field starts with at sign (@) its automatically treated as File you want to upload. By default file content type is determined based on extension however you can supply content type manually for any field using this way [ YourFileFieldName.Content-Type=some-content-type ]. By default File Upload Field always includes Content-Type in the request (non file fields do not have content-type by default unless you supply manually). For some reason if you dont want to use Content-Type header in your request then supply blank Content-Type to exclude this header altogather [e.g. SomeFieldName.Content-Type= ]. In below example we have supplied Content-Type for file2 and SomeField1, all other fields are using default content-type. See below Example of uploading multiple files along with additional fields. If some API requires you to pass Content-Type: multipart/form-data rather than multipart/form-data then manually set Request Header => Content-Type: multipart/mixed (it must starts with multipart/ else will be ignored). file1=@c:\data\Myfile1.txt file2=@c:\data\Myfile2.json file2.Content-Type=application/json SomeField1=aaaaaaa SomeField1.Content-Type=text/plain SomeField2=12345 SomeFieldWithNewLineAndTab=This is line1\r\nThis is line2\r\nThis is \ttab \ttab \ttab SomeFieldStartingWithAtSign=\@MyTwitterHandle
Filter Enter filter to extract array from response. Example: $.rows[*] --OR-- $.customers[*].orders[*]. Check your response document and find out hierarchy you like to extract
Headers Headers for Request. To enter multiple headers use double pipe or new line after each {header-name}:{value} pair

Google Drive Connector Examples for MS Access Connection

This page offers a collection of SQL examples designed for seamless integration with the ZappySys API ODBC Driver under ODBC Data Source (36/64) or ZappySys Data Gateway, enhancing your ability to connect and interact with Prebuilt Connectors effectively.

Get my drive information    [Read more...]

Gets my drive information

SELECT * FROM Drive

List all shared drives    [Read more...]

List all shared drives

SELECT * FROM SharedDrives --WITH(Query='name = "HR"')

Get information about shared drive    [Read more...]

Get information about shared drive

SELECT * FROM SharedDrives WITH(Query='name = "HR"')

List / search files from my drive    [Read more...]

List or search files from my drive (use search query expression). Uncomment Query part to invoke filter

SELECT * FROM Files
WITH(
	--Query='name  contains "ZappySys*.*"', --includes files where name contains "zappysys" word
)

List / search files from a single shared drive    [Read more...]

List or search files from a specific shared drive by driveId and search query expression. Uncomment Query part to invoke filter

SELECT * FROM Files
WITH(
	--Query='name  contains "ZappySys*.*"', --includes files where name contains "zappysys" word
	DriveId='0AFWIggplk2z6Uk9PVA', 
	DriveType='drive',
	SupportsAllDrives='true',
	IncludeItemsFromAllDrives='true'
)

List / search files from all shared drives    [Read more...]

List or search files from all shared drives by driveId and search query expression. Uncomment Query part to invoke filter

SELECT * FROM Files
WITH(
	--Query='name  contains "ZappySys*.*"', --includes files where name contains "zappysys" word
	DriveType='allDrives',
	SupportsAllDrives='true',
	IncludeItemsFromAllDrives='true'
)

Dowload a file (my drive)    [Read more...]

Downloads a file (from user my drive)

SELECT * FROM download_file
  WITH(Id='1PpE2eSi5faAnMwiSolwr34zA5MwOdR3D'	
      ,ResponseDataFile='C:\MyFiles\myfile.ext'
  )
  --You can get file Id by selecting from 'list_files' endpoint

Dowload a file from google shared drive    [Read more...]

Dowload a file from google shared drive for which user has access

SELECT * FROM download_file
WITH(
	  DriveType='drive' --or set 'user' for mydrive 
	, DriveId='0AFWIggplk2z6Uk9PVA'
	, Id='1hk7odj2Y2--yxN9DY0zW88hSnxqiyHq0' --file id
	, ResponseDataFile='c:\temp\dump.zip'
	--You can get file Id by selecting from 'list_files' endpoint
)

Upload local file to google shared drive folder    [Read more...]

Upload a local file to google shared drive folder for which user has access. Donot set DriveId to upload to MyDrive rather than sahred drive.

SELECT *
FROM upload_file
WITH(
	  DriveId='0AC00HWQH144cUk9PVA' --team drive id (keep blank for uploading to my drive)
	, DiskFilePath='C:\temp\dump.csv' --source file path
	, FileName='dump.csv' --target file name
	, ParentFolderId='1PRySfNNjWIp9ZAnhPh-u9tKRj3QOETSq'
	, KeepRevisionForever='false'	
)

Get file list    [Read more...]

Downloads a file

SELECT * FROM Files

Update a file    [Read more...]

Updates a file

UPDATE Files
  WITH (Id='1EVzXFVBQIh3LcJvfcLhI1UWhW3qUxFkM'
  ,DiskFilePath='C:\MyFiles\myfile.ext')
  --You can get file Id by selecting from 'list_files' endpoint

Delete a file    [Read more...]

Deletes a file

DELETE FROM Files
  WITH (Id='1gcu0hV34OTfgvcu9CFhr7Go4b35j5Mop')
  --You can get file Id by selecting from 'list_files' endpoint

Delete a file by name from a shared drive    [Read more...]

Delete a file by name from a shared drive

DELETE FROM Files where Name='dump.csv' and Trashed=0 WITH(DriveId='0AC00HWQH144cUk9PVA', DriveType='drive')
  --You can get file Id by selecting from 'list_files' endpoint

Upload a file with INSERT keyword    [Read more...]

Upload a file with INSERT keyword. Advantage of INSERT is you can use Bulk option using SOURCE clause. This way you can upload many files

INSERT INTO Files
  WITH (FileName='My filename'
      ,DiskFilePath='C:\MyFolder\Mymyfile.ext'
      ,ParentFolderId='root'
	  )
  --You can get ParentFolderId by selecting from 'list_folders' endpoint or just use 'root'

Delete a folder    [Read more...]

Deletes a folder

DELETE FROM Folders
  WITH (Id='1yDO11prsLH9DUrBTCadV6GGMJrITjF9I')
  --You can get folder Id by selecting from 'list_folders' endpoint

Create a folder    [Read more...]

Creates a folder

INSERT INTO Folders
  WITH (Name='My folder name'
      ,ParentFolderId='root')
  --You can get ParentFolderId by selecting from 'list_folders' endpoint or just use 'root'

Get file information    [Read more...]

Gets file information

SELECT * FROM FileInfo
  WITH (Id='1EVzXFVBQIh3LcJvfcLhI1UWhW3qUxFkM')
  --You can get file Id by selecting from 'list_files' endpoint

Get items list    [Read more...]

Gets items list

SELECT * FROM ItemsList

Get items list using query    [Read more...]

Gets items list using query

SELECT Id, Kind, Name, MimeType
  FROM list_items
  WITH (Query = 'name contains ''.txt''')

Get files list    [Read more...]

Gets files list

SELECT * FROM FilesList

Get folders list    [Read more...]

Gets folders list

SELECT * FROM FoldersList

Select from trash    [Read more...]

Shows deleted items in Trash

SELECT * FROM Trash

List files from trash for a shared drive    [Read more...]

Shows deleted items in Trash

SELECT * FROM Trash
				WITH(
				    DriveType='drive'
				   ,DriveId='1j0HFOP4gsoExxxxxx' 	--get id from select * from SharedDrives			   
				 )

Empty trash bin    [Read more...]

Empties trash bin

DELETE FROM Trash

Empty trash bin for a shared drive    [Read more...]

Empties trash bin for a specified shared drive

DELETE FROM Trash
				WITH(
				    DriveType='drive'
				   ,DriveId='1j0HFOP4gsoExxxxxx' --get id from select * from SharedDrives
				 )

Export Google Sheet to Excel (xlsx) or PDF    [Read more...]

Export a Google files to other format (e.g. Google Sheets to MS Excel / PDF)

SELECT "Status" FROM export_file
				WITH(
                      Id='1j0HFOP4gsoE-Zbf2xN3IsPSj8wgwNtIfyyvM1_BWkW4' --//google sheet id or document ID
					  
				   --,DriveId='xx your shared drive id'  --get id from select * from SharedDrives
				   --,DriveType='drive'
					   
					 , ExportAs='application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet'
				   --, ExportAs='application/pdf'
					 , ResponseDataFile='c:\temp\sheet1.xlsx'		
					 , FileOverwriteMode='AlwaysOverwrite' -- or try 'FailIfExists' or 'SkipIfExists'					 
				))
			 --You can export files from 'export_file' endpoint

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