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Google Drive Enterprise Writeback Connector

Version 3

 

Intro

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google that allows users to store files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and share files. Use this connector to export your data from a Domo DataSet into Google Drive. To learn more about the Google Drive API, visit their page (https://developers.google.com/drive/).

You export data to Google Drive in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Google Drive Enterprise Writeback connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To configure this connector, you will need the following:

  • A project created in the Google Developers Console with the Google Drive API enabled.

  • A Domo Client ID and Client Secret.

  • A Google developer client ID and client secret

For information about obtaining a Google developer client ID and client secret, see the following: https://developers.google.com/identity/protocols/OAuth2#basicsteps

The following steps explain in detail how to create your project. 

Step 1: Creating a Project in the Google Developers Console

To create a project in the Google Developers Console, do the following:

  1. Go to https://console.developers.google.com.

  2. Click the dropdown arrow next to My Project.

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  3. Click New Project.

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  4. Name your project and select the parent folder.

  5. Click Create

    Note: You can also use an existing project if you want.    

Step 2: Enabling the Google Drive API

To enable the Google Drive API for your project, do the following:

  1. In the Google Developers Console, select your project and click Library.

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  2. Search for the Google Drive API.

  3. Click Enable.

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Step 3: Creating a Domo Client ID and Client Secret

To create a Domo client ID and client secret, do the following:

  1. Navigate to https://developer.domo.com and log in.

  2. Click New Client (found under "My Account" in the top right corner).

  3. Create a new client with Application Scopes of Data and User.

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    When you click Create, you will be redirected to the client ID and client secret.

  4. Copy the client ID and client secret, as you will need them soon.

Configuring the Connection

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Google Drive Enterprise Writeback Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your Domo developer account as well as your Google developer account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

Client ID

Enter your Google developer client ID. For more information, see "Prerequisites," above.

Client Secret

Enter your Google developer client secret. For more information, see "Prerequisites," above.

Domo Client ID

Paste the Domo client ID you copied in Step 3: Creating a Domo Client ID and Client Secret, in the "Prerequisites" section above.

Domo Client Secret

Paste the Domo client secret you copied in Step 3: Creating a Domo Client ID and Client Secret, in the "Prerequisites" section above.

Once you have entered valid credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to set up a new Domo-Google Drive connection. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains a number of fields for specifying your data and indicating where it's going.

Menu

Description

Input DataSet ID

Enter the DataSet ID (GUID) for the DataSet you want to copy to Google Drive. You can find the ID by opening the details view for the DataSet in the Data Center and looking at the portion of the URL following datasources/. For example, in the URL https://mycompany.domo.com/datasources/845305d8-da3d-4107-a9d6-13ef3f86d4a4/details/overview, the DataSet ID is 845305d8-da3d-4107-a9d6-13ef3f86d4a4. 

Select Filename

Select whether you want to reference your DataSet using the Input DataSet ID or an output file name. 

Enter Filename

Enter the output file name for your data. 

MIME Type

Select the MIME type for your data. 

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.