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Query Snapchat Ads Data as a SQL Server Database in Node.js



Execute SQL Server queries against Snapchat Ads data from Node.js.

You can use CData Connect Cloud to query Snapchat Ads data through a SQL Server interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Snapchat Ads in Connect Cloud and start querying using Node.js.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Snapchat Ads, allowing you to easily query live Snapchat Ads data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, CData Connect Cloud pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Snapchat Ads, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Snapchat Ads data.

Configure Snapchat Ads Connectivity for NodeJS

Connectivity to Snapchat Ads from NodeJS is made possible through CData Connect Cloud. To work with Snapchat Ads data from NodeJS, we start by creating and configuring a Snapchat Ads connection.

  1. Log into Connect Cloud, click Connections and click Add Connection
  2. Select "Snapchat Ads" from the Add Connection panel
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Snapchat Ads.

    You will need to create an OAuth application to connect to Snapchat Ads. See the online Help documentation for an authentication guide.

    Additionally, you can optionally set AccountId to provide a default Account ID (meaning it won't need to be manually provided in the WHERE clause). If the AccountId is not specified, the first account in the Accounts view is used.

  4. Click Create & Test
  5. Navigate to the Permissions tab in the Add Snapchat Ads Connection page and update the User-based permissions.

Add a Personal Access Token

If you are connecting from a service, application, platform, or framework that does not support OAuth authentication, you can create a Personal Access Token (PAT) to use for authentication. Best practices would dictate that you create a separate PAT for each service, to maintain granularity of access.

  1. Click on your username at the top right of the Connect Cloud app and click User Profile.
  2. On the User Profile page, scroll down to the Personal Access Tokens section and click Create PAT.
  3. Give your PAT a name and click Create.
  4. The personal access token is only visible at creation, so be sure to copy it and store it securely for future use.

With the connection configured, you are ready to connect to Snapchat Ads data from Node.js.

Query Snapchat Ads from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Snapchat Ads with the SQL Server module. You will need the following information:

  • server: tds.cdata.com
  • port: 14333
  • user: a Connect Cloud user (e.g. [email protected])
  • password: the PAT for the above user
  • database: The connection you configured for Snapchat Ads (SnapchatAds1)

Connect to Snapchat Ads data and start executing queries with the code below:

var sql = require('mssql')
var config = {
	server: 'tds.cdata.com',
	port: 14333, 
	user: '[email protected]', //update me
	password: 'CONNECT_USER_PAT', //update me	
	options: {
		encrypt: true,
		database: 'SnapchatAds1'
	}
}

sql.connect(config, err => { 
    if(err){
        throw err ;
    }
    new sql.Request().query('SELECT * FROM Campaigns', (err, result) => {
        console.dir(result)
    })
        
});

sql.on('error', err => {
    console.log("SQL Error: " ,err);
})