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Connect to Adobe Analytics Data as a Federated Tables in MySQL

Use the CData Cloud Hub to set up federated tables for Adobe Analytics data in MySQL .

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to set up federated tables in MySQL for Adobe Analytics data. The Cloud Hub provides a MySQL interface for Adobe Analytics: After configuring a virtual MySQL database for Adobe Analytics, you can create a server and tables using the FEDERATED Storage Engine in MySQL. You can then work with Adobe Analytics data just as you would local MySQL tables.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Adobe Analytics, allowing you to easily query live Adobe Analytics data alongside existing MySQL data — all without replicating the data. Using optimized data processing out of the box, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Adobe Analytics, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Adobe Analytics data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Adobe Analytics 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 "Adobe Analytics" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Adobe Analytics.

    Adobe Analytics 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" section of the help documentation for a guide.

    Retrieving GlobalCompanyId

    GlobalCompanyId is a required connection property. If you do not know your Global Company ID, you can find it in the request URL for the users/me endpoint on the Swagger UI. After logging into the Swagger UI Url, expand the users endpoint and then click the GET users/me button. Click the Try it out and Execute buttons. Note your Global Company ID shown in the Request URL immediately preceding the users/me endpoint.

    Retrieving Report Suite Id

    Report Suite ID (RSID) is also a required connection property. In the Adobe Analytics UI, navigate to Admin -> Report Suites and you will get a list of your report suites along with their identifiers next to the name.

    After setting the GlobalCompanyId, RSID and OAuth connection properties, you are ready to connect to Adobe Analytics.

  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 Adobe Analytics data from any MySQL client.

Create a FEDERATED Server and Tables for Adobe Analytics Data

After you have configured and started the service, create a FEDERATED server to simplify the process of creating FEDERATED tables:

Create a FEDERATED Server

The following statement will create a FEDERATED server based on the Cloud Hub. Note that the username and password of the FEDERATED server must match a user account you defined on the Cloud Hub.

CREATE SERVER fedAdobeAnalytics
FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER mysql
OPTIONS (USER 'cloud_hub_user', PASSWORD 'cloud_hub_passwd', HOST 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net', PORT 3306, DATABASE 'adobeanalyticsdb');

Create a FEDERATED Table

To create a FEDERATED table using our newly created server, use the CONNECTION keyword and pass the name of the FEDERATED server and the remote table (AdsReport). Refer to the following template for the statement to create a FEDERATED table:

CREATE TABLE fed_adsreport (
  ...,
  page  TYPE(LEN),
  pageviews  TYPE(LEN),
  ...,
)
ENGINE=FEDERATED
DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8
CONNECTION='fedAdobeAnalytics/AdsReport';

NOTE: The table schema for the FEDERATED table must match the remote table schema exactly. You can always connect directly to the Cloud Hub using any MySQL client and run SHOW COLUMNS FROM AdsReport to get the table schema.

Execute Queries

You can now execute queries to the Adobe Analytics FEDERATED tables from any tool that can connect to MySQL, which is particularly useful if you need to JOIN data from a local table with data from Adobe Analytics. Refer to the following example:

SELECT 
  fed_adsreport.page, 
  local_table.custom_field 
FROM 
  local_table 
JOIN 
  fed_adsreport 
ON 
  local_table.foreign_page = fed_adsreport.page;