Manage Google Ads Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Google AdWords JDBC Driver

An easy-to-use database-like interface for Java based applications and reporting tools access to live Google AdWords data (Campaigns, AdGroups, Performance, and more).



Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Google Ads.

The CData JDBC Driver for Google Ads seamlessly integrates Google Ads data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Google Ads data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Google Ads in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Google Ads Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Google Ads data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    Google uses the OAuth authentication standard. To access Google APIs on behalf on individual users, you can use the embedded credentials or you can register your own OAuth app.

    OAuth also enables you to use a service account to connect on behalf of users in a Google Apps domain. To authenticate with a service account, you will need to register an application to obtain the OAuth JWT values.

    In addition to the OAuth values, specify the DeveloperToken and ClientCustomerId.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.googleads.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:googleads:DeveloperToken=MyDeveloperToken;ClientCustomerId=MyClientCustomerId;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Google Ads data. Google Ads entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Google Ads data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Google Ads API.