This page describes how to get started with the Google Cloud SDK
so you can use it to manage Cloud SQL instances. The Cloud SDK provides the
gcloud command-line tool to interact with Cloud SQL and other Google Cloud Platform
gcloud tool uses the API to access Cloud SQL, so you must enable
the API before you can use the SDK to access Cloud SQL.
For examples of how to use the SDK, see the How-to page for the task.
Getting started with the
gcloud command-line tool
To start with the
gcloud tool, review the
Cloud SDK Documentation. You can get help for the tool, resources, and
commands by using the
gcloud sql --help gcloud sql instances --help gcloud sql instances create --help
The help displayed with the `--help` flag is also available in the Google Cloud SDK reference for gcloud sql.
Finally, configure a project as your default project with
two commands. The first command below lists the
configuration for the
gcloud tool, including any default project already set. The second
command sets the default project.
gcloud config list gcloud config set project [PROJECT_ID]