Connect to Google Ads Data as a Federated Tables in MySQL

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Google AdWords ODBC Driver

The Google AdWords ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Google AdWords, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Google AdWords data like you would a database - access all kinds of real-time AdWords performance and analysis data through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Use the SQL Gateway and the ODBC Driver to set up federated tables for Google Ads data in MySQL .

You can use the SQL Gateway to configure a MySQL remoting service and set up federated tables for Google Ads data. The service is a daemon process that provides a MySQL interface to the CData ODBC Driver for Google Ads: After you have started the service, you can create a server and tables using the FEDERATED Storage Engine in MySQL. You can then work with Google Ads data just as you would local MySQL tables.

Connect to Google Ads Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Google Ads data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Create a FEDERATED Server and Tables for Google Ads 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 ODBC Driver for Google Ads. Note that the username and password of the FEDERATED server must match a user account you defined on the Users tab of the SQL Gateway.

CREATE SERVER fedGoogleAds
FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER mysql
OPTIONS (USER 'sql_gateway_user', PASSWORD 'sql_gateway_passwd', HOST 'sql_gateway_host', PORT ####, DATABASE 'CData GoogleAds Sys');

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 (CampaignPerformance). Refer to the following template for the statement to create a FEDERATED table:

CREATE TABLE fed_campaignperformance (
  ...,
  device  TYPE(LEN),
  clicks  TYPE(LEN),
  ...,
)
ENGINE=FEDERATED
DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1
CONNECTION='fedGoogleAds/campaignperformance';

NOTE: The table schema for the FEDERATED table must match the remote table schema exactly. You can always connect directly to the MySQL remoting service using any MySQL client and run a SHOW CREATE TABLE query to get the table schema.

Execute Queries

You can now execute queries to the Google Ads 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 Google Ads. Refer to the following example:

SELECT 
  fed_campaignperformance.device, 
  local_table.custom_field 
FROM 
  local_table 
JOIN 
  fed_campaignperformance 
ON 
  local_table.foreign_device = fed_campaignperformance.device;