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Query Bing Search Results as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Bing Search results from Node.js.

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

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Bing Search Results

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 Search" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Bing Search.

    To connect to Bing, set the ApiKey connection property. To obtain the API key, sign into Microsoft Cognitive Services and register for the Bing Search APIs.

    Two API keys are then generated; select either one.

    When querying tables, the SearchTerms parameter must be supplied in the WHERE clause.

  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 Search results from any MySQL client.

Query Bing Search from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Bing Search 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 Search (bingsearchdb)

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

connection.end();