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Connect to Bing Search Results in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

Transfer Bing Search results using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Bing Search enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Bing Search as sources. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Bing Search to set up a simple transfer into a flat file. The CData JDBC Driver for Bing Search enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Bing Search as sources. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Bing Search to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to Bing Search as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to Bing Search results. In a new CloverDX graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.bing.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.bing.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:bing:APIKey=MyAPIKey;

Query Bing Search Results with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the Bing Search JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT Title, ViewCount FROM VideoSearch WHERE SearchTerms = 'WayneTech'

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the VideoSearch table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.