Google Spreadsheet Data Sources

Authentication to your google account may be done in two ways. ClientLogin (requires login and password) or OAuth (more complicated, requires user to supply refresh token).

Google JCA connector is named teiid-connector-google.rar. The examples include a sample google.xml file. The JCA connector has number of config-properties to drive authentication.  The JCA connector connects to exactly one spreadsheet.

Config property Description


Method to access Google. This property can only be OAuth2.


Use guide below to retrieve RefreshToken. Request access to Google Drive and Spreadsheet API.


Required property with name of the Spreadsheet that is datasource for this connector.


Maximum number of rows that can be fetched at a time. Defaults to 4096.

Getting an OAuth Refresh Token

Use this request:

Then copy the authorization code into following POST request and run it in command line:

curl \--data-urlencode code=<AUTH_CODE> \
--data-urlencode \
--data-urlencode client_secret=gXQ6-lOkEjE1lVcz7giB4Poy \
--data-urlencode redirect_uri=urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob \
--data-urlencode grant_type=authorization_code

The refresh token will be in the response

Implementation Details

Google Translator is implemented using GData API [1] (java library for [4]) and Google Visualization Protocol [2]. Authentication is implemented using OAuth2 for devices [3]. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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