Google Drive Connector for Power BI

In this article you will learn how to integrate Google Drive data in Power BI 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 Power BI. Follow the steps below to see how we would accomplish that.

Download  Help File 

Video Tutorial - Integrate Google Drive data in Power BI

This video covers following and more so watch carefully. After watching this video follow the steps described in this article.

  • How to download / install required driver for Google Drive integration in Power BI
  • How to configure connection for Google Drive
  • Features about API Driver (Authentication / Query Language / Examples / Driver UI)
  • Using Google Drive Connection in Power BI

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

To get data from GoogleDrive using Power BI we first need to create a DSN (Data Source) which will access data from GoogleDrive. We will later be able to read data using Power BI. 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 System 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 Google Drive data in Power BI from ODBC

  1. Once you open Power BI Desktop click Get Data to get data from ODBC:
    Power Bi Get Data

  2. A window opens, and then search for "odbc" to get data from ODBC data source:
    Power Bi ODBC Get Data

  3. Another window opens and asks to select a Data Source we already created. Choose GoogleDriveDSN and continue:

    GoogleDriveDSN
    Power Bi Select ZappySys Driver DSN

  4. Most likely, you will be asked to authenticate to a newly created DSN. Just select Windows authentication option together with Use my current credentials option:

    GoogleDriveDSN
    Power Bi DSN Authenticaation

  5. Finally, you will be asked to select a table or view to get data from. Select one and load the data!
    Power Bi Load DSN Table Data

  6. Finally, use data extracted from Google Drive API in Power BI reports:
    Power Bi Extracted DSN Table Data

Import Google Drive data into Power BI from SQL Query

If you wish to import Google Drive data from SQL query rather than selecting table name then you can use advanced options during import steps (as below). After selecting DSN you can click on advanced options to see SQL Query editor.

Import Google Drive data into Power BI using SQL Query (ODBC Data source)

Import Google Drive data into Power BI using SQL Query (ODBC Data source)

If you type invalid SQL, Power BI may revert to table mode rather than import from Query. Make sure you do not use "$" it as a table name in SELECT...FROM $. You can use "_root_" instead (e.g., SELECT .. FROM _root_). Consider using Custom Object to wrap custom SQL in a Virtual Table. This way, you can see a virtual table in Table mode where you can import multiple objects using the same connection rather than creating a new connection for each custom SQL.

Edit Query / Using Parameters in Power BI (Dynamic Query)

In the real world, many values of your REST / SOAP API call may be coming from Parameters. If that's the case for you can try to edit script manually as below. In below example its calling SQL Query with POST method and passing some parameters. Notice below where paraAPIKey is Power BI Parameter (string type). You can use parameters anywhere in your script just like the normal variable.

Import Google Drive in Power BI - Using parameters in SQL Query (Edit code - Advanced Mode)

 

let
    vKey=paraAPIKey,
    Source = Odbc.Query(
    "dsn=ZS-OData Customers", 
    "SELECT * FROM value WITH (SRC='http://httpbin.org/post'," 
    & "METHOD='POST'," 
    & "HEADER='Content-Type:application/json'," 
    & "BODY=@'{""CallerId"":1111, ""ApiKey"":""" & vKey & """}')")
in
Source

Edit Query Settings after Import

There will be a time you need to change initial Query after dataset import in Power BI. Not to worry, just follow these steps to edit your SQL.

Edit Power BI Data Source SQL after SOAP Web Service Import

Edit Power BI Data Source SQL after REST / SOAP Web Service Import

Using DirectQuery Option rather than Import

So far we have seen how to Import Google Drive data into Power BI but what if you have too much data and you dont want to import but link it. Power BI Offers very useful feature for this scenario. Its called DirectQuery Option. In this section we will explore how to use DirectQuery along with ZappySys Drivers. Out of the box ZappySys Drivers wont work in ODBC Connection Mode so you have to use SQL Server Connection rather than ODBC if you wish to use Live data using DirectQuery option. See below step by step instructions to enable DirectQuery mode in Power BI for Google Drive data. Basically we will use ZappySys Data Gateway its part of ODBC PowerPack. We will then use Linked Server in SQL Server to Link API Service and then we will issue OPENROWSET queries from Power BI to SQL Server and it will then call Google Drive via ZappySys Data Gateway.

Step-By-Step - How to query Google Drive API in SQL Server

  1. First read this article carefully, How to query Google Drive API in SQL Server.
  2. Once linked server is configured we are ready to issue API query in Power BI.
  3. Click Get Data in Power BI, select SQL Server Database
  4. Enter your server name and any database name
  5. Select Mode as DirectQuery
  6. Click on Advanced and enter query like below (we are assuming you have created Google Drive Data Source in Data Gateway and defined linked server (Change name below).
    Select * from OPENQUERY([GOOGLE DRIVE_LINKED_SERVER],'SELECT * FROM Customers')
    Select * from OPENQUERY(
    [GOOGLE DRIVE_LINKED_SERVER],
    'SELECT * FROM Customers'
    )
    DirectQuery option for Power BI (Read Google Drive Data Example using SQL Server Linked Server and ZappySys Data Gateway)


    DirectQuery option for Power BI (Read Google Drive Data Example using SQL Server Linked Server and ZappySys Data Gateway)

  7. Click OK and Load data ... That's it. Now your Google Drive API data is linked rather than imported.

Working with Gateways in Power BI (Schedule Import)

If the data needs to be updated, it is necessary to create a gateway on-premises. In this new section, we will install a Power BI Gateway and in the next section schedule it to update the Google Drive information.
  1. In the last section, we Published the report. Power BI may ask you to SIGN IN.
    Sign in Power BI

    Sign in Power BI

  2. Select the Workspace and select Datasets
    Go do workspace and select dataset

    Go to workspace and dataset

  3. Right-click the report and select Settings.
    Define settings for Power BI report

    Specify settings for the report

  4. The system will ask for a Gateway. Stay here.
    add power bi gateway

    Add Power BI Gateway

  5. Use the following link to install a Data Gateway:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/service-gateway-onprem
  6. Run the installer and press Next
    Initial gateway window for installation

    Gateway installer

  7. Select the option On-premises data gateway (recommended). This option allows access to multiple users and can be used by more applications than Power BI.
    Choose Power BI gateway

    Choose Power BI option

  8. The installer will show a warning message.
    Warning message gateway installation

    Warning message during installation

  9. Select the path to install and check the I accept the terms.
    accept terms

    Accept terms

  10. Specify the email address to use the gateway.
    Register email in gateway installation

    Register email address

  11. After entering the email, write the gateway name and a recovery key. Make sure to confirm the recovery key.
    Specify name and recovery key

    Enter recovery key

Manage gateways and configure the schedule

Once that the gateway is installed we will configure it and add the connection strings.
  1. The next step is to go to manage gateway
    Power BI - Manage Gateway Setting

    Power BI - Manage Gateway Setting

  2. In order to get the connection string, we will need the connection string of the ZappySys API Driver. In the first section of this post, we explained how to configure it. Press Copy Connection String
    ZappySys connection properties

    Connection properties

  3. Once that the data is copied, add a New data Source. In Data Source Name, enter the Data Source Name of the ZappySys API Driver in step 13 and in Data Source Type, select ODBC. In connection string copy and paste from the clipboard of the step 13 and press Add.
    Zappy connection properties

    ZappySys connection properties in Power BI

  4. Once added the gateway. You can see the schedule refresh to On and Add another time to add the time where you want to refresh the data.
    Schedule gateway

    Schedule gateway

Create Custom Store 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 Store 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 Store Procedure

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

  3. Select the created Store Procedure and write the your desired store procedure and Save it and it will create the custom store 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 Store Procedure

  4. That's it now go to Preview Tab and Execute your Store 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 Store Procedure

  5. Let's generate the SQL Server Query Code to make the API call using store 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 store 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 store 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 store 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 Power BI and integrate data without any coding. Click here to Download Google Drive Connector for Power BI 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 Power BI 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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