Create a TCP connection when using Go

Demonstrates opening a TCP connection to Cloud SQL for SQL Server using Go's database/sql package.

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Go

package cloudsql

import (
	"database/sql"
	"fmt"
	"log"
	"os"
	"strings"

	_ "github.com/denisenkom/go-mssqldb"
)

// connectTCPSocket initializes a TCP connection pool for a Cloud SQL
// instance of SQL Server.
func connectTCPSocket() (*sql.DB, error) {
	mustGetenv := func(k string) string {
		v := os.Getenv(k)
		if v == "" {
			log.Fatalf("Warning: %s environment variable not set.", k)
		}
		return v
	}
	// Note: Saving credentials in environment variables is convenient, but not
	// secure - consider a more secure solution such as
	// Cloud Secret Manager (https://cloud.google.com/secret-manager) to help
	// keep secrets safe.
	var (
		dbUser    = mustGetenv("DB_USER")       // e.g. 'my-db-user'
		dbPwd     = mustGetenv("DB_PASS")       // e.g. 'my-db-password'
		dbTCPHost = mustGetenv("INSTANCE_HOST") // e.g. '127.0.0.1' ('172.17.0.1' if deployed to GAE Flex)
		dbPort    = mustGetenv("DB_PORT")       // e.g. '1433'
		dbName    = mustGetenv("DB_NAME")       // e.g. 'my-database'
	)

	dbURI := fmt.Sprintf("server=%s;user id=%s;password=%s;port=%s;database=%s;",
		dbTCPHost, dbUser, dbPwd, dbPort, dbName)


	// dbPool is the pool of database connections.
	dbPool, err := sql.Open("sqlserver", dbURI)
	if err != nil {
		return nil, fmt.Errorf("sql.Open: %v", err)
	}

	// ...

	return dbPool, nil
}

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