Query ActiveCampaign Data as a SQL Server Database in Node.js

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Execute SQL Server queries against ActiveCampaign data from Node.js.

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

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for ActiveCampaign, allowing you to easily query live ActiveCampaign 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 ActiveCampaign, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return ActiveCampaign data.

Configure ActiveCampaign Connectivity for NodeJS

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

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

    ActiveCampaign supports authenticating with the API Key. To connect to ActiveCampaign, set the following:

    • URL: This can be found in your account on the My Settings page under the Developer tab. For example: https://{yourAccountName}.api-us1.com
    • APIKey: This can be found in your account on the Settings page under the Developer tab. Each user in your ActiveCampaign account has their own unique API key.
  4. Click Create & Test
  5. Navigate to the Permissions tab in the Add ActiveCampaign 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 ActiveCampaign data from Node.js.

Query ActiveCampaign from Node.js

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

  • server: tds.cdata.com
  • port: 14333
  • user: a Connect Cloud user (e.g. user@mydomain.com)
  • password: the PAT for the above user
  • database: The connection you configured for ActiveCampaign (ActiveCampaign1)

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

var sql = require('mssql')
var config = {
	server: 'tds.cdata.com',
	port: 14333, 
	user: 'user@mydomain.com', //update me
	password: 'CONNECT_USER_PAT', //update me	
	options: {
		encrypt: true,
		database: 'ActiveCampaign1'
	}
}

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

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