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Query Act-On Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Act-On data from Node.js.

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to query Act-On data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Act-On in the Cloud Hub and start querying using Node.js.

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Act-On Data

CData Cloud Hub uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "Act-On" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Act-On.

    ActOn uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties.

    See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Act-On data from any MySQL client.

Query Act-On from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Act-On with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for Act-On (actondb)

Connect to Act-On data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'actondb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Images', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();