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
gcloud command-line tool to interact with Cloud SQL
and other Google Cloud Platform services. The
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
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]