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Create a Data Access Object for Snapchat Ads Data using JDBI

A brief overview of creating a SQL Object API for Snapchat Ads data in JDBI.

JDBI is a SQL convenience library for Java that exposes two different style APIs, a fluent style and a SQL object style. The CData JDBC Driver for Snapchat Ads integrates connectivity to live Snapchat Ads data in Java applications. By pairing these technologies, you gain simple, programmatic access to Snapchat Ads data. This article walks through building a basic Data Access Object (DAO) and the accompanying code to read and write Snapchat Ads data.

Create a DAO for the Snapchat Ads Campaigns Entity

The interface below declares the desired behavior for the SQL object to create a single method for each SQL statement to be implemented.

public interface MyCampaignsDAO { //insert new data into Snapchat Ads @SqlUpdate("INSERT INTO Campaigns (Id, Name) values (:id, :name)") void insert(@Bind("id") String id, @Bind("name") String name); //request specific data from Snapchat Ads (String type is used for simplicity) @SqlQuery("SELECT Name FROM Campaigns WHERE Id = :id") String findNameById(@Bind("id") String id); /* * close with no args is used to close the connection */ void close(); }

Open a Connection to Snapchat Ads

Collect the necessary connection properties and construct the appropriate JDBC URL for connecting 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.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.snapchatads.jar

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

A connection string for Snapchat Ads will typically look like the following:


Use the configured JDBC URL to obtain an instance of the DAO interface. The particular method shown below will open a handle bound to the instance, so the instance needs to be closed explicitly to release the handle and the bound JDBC connection.

DBI dbi = new DBI("jdbc:snapchatads:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH"); MyCampaignsDAO dao =; //do stuff with the DAO dao.close();

Read Snapchat Ads Data

With the connection open to Snapchat Ads, simply call the previously defined method to retrieve data from the Campaigns entity in Snapchat Ads.

//disply the result of our 'find' method String name = dao.findNameById("123"); System.out.println(name);

Write Snapchat Ads Data

It is also simple to write data to Snapchat Ads, using the previously defined method.

//add a new entry to the Campaigns entity dao.insert(newId, newName);

Since the JDBI library is able to work with JDBC connections, you can easily produce a SQL Object API for Snapchat Ads by integrating with the CData JDBC Driver for Snapchat Ads. Download a free trial and work with live Snapchat Ads data in custom Java applications today.