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Viewing Bing Ads Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

How to view Bing Ads data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for Bing Ads.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for Bing Ads, you gain access to live Bing Ads data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to both retrieve and update Bing Ads data. This article will walk through connecting to Bing Ads using the Data Explorer.

Connecting to Bing Ads Data Using Data Explorer

You can create a simple application for displaying Bing Ads data by utilizing the CData FireDAC Components for Bing Ads and a new VCL Forms Application:

  1. Open the Data Explorer in RAD Studio and expand FireDAC.
  2. Right-click on CData Bing Ads Data Source and click Add New Connection.

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.

    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.

  5. Back in the Data Explorer, expand the tables for the connection.
  6. Create a new VCL Forms application and drag a table (for example: AdGroups) onto the form.

  7. Select the AdGroupsTable object on the form and set the Active property to true.
  8. Right-click on the object, bind visually, and link everything (*) to a new control (TStringGrid).

  9. Arrange the TStringGrid on the form and run the application to see the AdGroups data.