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Query Bing Ads Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Bing Ads data from Node.js.

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

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

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

    The Bing Ads APIs use the OAuth 2 standard. To authenticate, you will need valid Bing Ads OAuth credentials and you will need to obtain a developer token. See the Getting Started section in the Bing Ads data provider help documentation for an authentication guide.

  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 Bing Ads data from any MySQL client.

Query Bing Ads from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Bing Ads 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 Bing Ads (bingadsdb)

Connect to Bing Ads 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 : 'bingadsdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM AdGroups', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();