Is it possible to connect my Wix website to my own database (e.g. from google drive/mysql)?
Not yet but soon you will be able to sync data with Compute Functions. You can use the fetch API today to go and get data where ever you want but you need to be able to get back JSON to use the data.
You can not connect elements to external data sources, not even in the future I would guess. So my best guess is that you should data from other systems into WIX and then connect elements to WIX Data Collections.
Try the fetch and get some data and insert it into your database.
that's a big question with all kinds of possible answers.
when you say "connect to my own database" it could mean one of:
1. you have your own database somewhere and you just want to access it via that database's API.
assuming your database exposes an HTTP endpoint, you can implement wix-code backend functions and access it via using the Fetch API.
in this scenario it is completely up to you to code the way you get/mutate data over that database.
this is doable in wix-code today.
2. you want to plug-in your own database to behave like a wix-data collection.
i.e. you want to use wix-data queries and other APIs to work with it, you want to use datasets to bind UI to data from that database, you want to use the content manager, ...
this is not currently possible in wix-code, although it's in our plans for the future.
what scenario did you have in mind?
share as many details as you can - it will help us create the right solution.
OK, I'm not sure if you answered my question or not so I'll add mine here in layman's terms... I want to use 123formbuilder or a similar solution to build very large forms instead of wix code. I need the information from those forms to go into my wix database because the information I collect will interact with my website directly based on form responses. Though I could use wix code for this, I could do in a day what would otherwise take me a month. What would be awesome is if the import/export option in the database would let you import/export directly from Google Sheets in real time since all of the form builders I have found work easily with it. I need the information to go straight into the database as though they would with wix code input options Is this currently possible to accomplish without understanding code? I do have a friend who is great with code but won't mess with it unless I give him some very solid directions.
Thanks in advance!