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An easy-to-use database-like interface for Java based applications and reporting tools access to live Bing Ads data (Campaigns, Ads, Customers, and more).

Connect to Bing Ads Data in as an External Source in Dremio

Use the CData JDBC Driver to connect to Bing Ads as an External Source in Dremio.

The CData JDBC Driver for Bing Ads implements JDBC Standards and allows various applications, including Dremio, to work with live Bing Ads data. Dremio is a data lakehouse platform designed to empower self-service, interactive analytics on the data lake. With the CData JDBC Driver, you can include live Bing Ads data as a part of your enterprise data lake. This article describes how to connect to Bing Ads data from Dremio as an External Source.

The CData JDBC Driver enables high-speed access to live Bing Ads data in Dremio. Once you install the driver, authenticate with Bing Ads and gain immediate access to Bing Ads data within your data lake. By surfacing Bing Ads data using native data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, the CData JDBC Driver grants seamless access to Bing Ads data.

Build the ARP Connector

To use the CData JDBC Driver in Dremio, you need to build an Advanced Relation Pushdown (ARP) Connector. You can view the source code for the Connector on GitHub or download the ZIP file ( directly. Once you copy or extract the files, run the following command from the root directory of the connector (the directory containing the pom.xml file) to build the connector.

mvn clean install

Once the JAR file for the connector is built (in the target directory), you are ready to copy the ARP connector and JDBC Driver to your Dremio instance.

Installing the Connector and JDBC Driver

Install the ARP Connector to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/ and the JDBC Driver for Bing Ads to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/3rdparty. You can use commands similar to the following:

ARP Connector

docker cp PATH\TO\dremio-bingads-plugin-20.0.0.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/

JDBC Driver for Bing Ads

docker cp PATH\TO\cdata.jdbc.bingads.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/3rdparty/

Connecting to Bing Ads

Bing Ads will now appear as an External Source option in Dremio. The ARP Connector built uses a JDBC URL to connect to Bing Ads data. The JDBC Driver has a built-in connection string designer that you can use (see below).

Built-in Connection String Designer

For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Bing Ads JDBC Driver. Double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command line.

java -jar cdata.jdbc.bingads.jar

Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

The Bing Ads APIs use the OAuth 2 standard. To authenticate, you will need valid Bing Ads OAuth credentials and you will need to obtain a developer token. See the Getting Started section in the Bing Ads data provider help documentation for an authentication guide.

NOTE: To use the JDBC Driver in Dremio, you will need a license (full or trial) and a Runtime Key (RTK). For more information on obtaining this license (or a trial), contact our sales team.

Add the Runtime Key (RTK) to the JDBC URL. You will end up with a JDBC URL similar to the following:

jdbc:bingads:RTK=5246...; OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId; OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret; CallbackURL=http://localhost:portNumber; AccountId=442311; CustomerId=5521444; DeveloperToken=11112332233;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Access Bing Ads as an External Source

To add Bing Ads as an External Source, click to add a new source and select BingAds. Copy the JDBC URL and paste it into the New BingAds Source wizard.

Save the connection and you are ready to query live Bing Ads data in Dremio, easily incorporating Bing Ads data into your data lake.

More Information & Free Trial

Using the CData JDBC Driver for Bing Ads in Dremio, you can incorporate live Bing Ads data into your data lake. Check out our CData JDBC Driver for Bing Ads page for more information about connecting to Bing Ads. Download a free, 30 day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Bing Ads and get started today.