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Viewing Google Ad Manager Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

How to view Google Ad Manager data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for Google Ad Manager.

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

Connecting to Google Ad Manager Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    Google Ads Manager uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can authorize the data provider to access Google Ads Manager as an individual user or with a service account that you create in the Google APIs Console. See the Getting Started section in the 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: Orders) onto the form.

  7. Select the OrdersTable 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 Orders data.