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Allowing Xplenty access to Google Cloud SQL for MySQL databases

Xplenty can read data from your Google Cloud SQL for MySQL databases or write data to them. This article discusses providing Xplenty access on your Google Cloud SQL for MySQL database and then details creating the database connection in Xplenty.

You must provide Xplenty access to your Google Cloud SQL for MySQL database. If it is behind a firewall:

  • Create a user and grant it minimum permissions required for Xplenty to read or write data from the database.
  • Allow access from Xplenty's IP addresses to your database port (Refer to this article if you'd prefer to create an SSH tunnel or reverse SSH tunnel.)

To create a Google Cloud SQL for MySQL database connection in Xplenty:

  1. Click the Connections icon (lightning bolt) on the top left menu.
  2. To create a connection, click New connection. Screen+Shot+2020-03-16+at+3.44.54+PM.jpg
  3. Choose Google Cloud SQL for MySQL and name the connection.
  4. Select your access type (direct connection if you've whitelisted Xplenty's IP addresses.)
  5. Enter your database host name.
  6. Enter the database name.
  7. Enter the user name
  8. Enter the user's password.
  9. Click Test Connection to make sure the connection details are correct.
  10. Click Create connection to create the connection.

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Note: If you'd like to keep an internet connection secure and safeguard any sensitive data that is being sent between Google Cloud and Xplenty, we recommend setting up a Reverse SSH Tunnel. Currently, Xplenty does not support connecting via SSL to Google Cloud SQL Databases.