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Feed Google Ad Manager Data into FineReport

How to set Google Ad Manager data as a JDBC data source in FineReport.

The CData JDBC Driver for Google Ad Manager fully implements the JDBC standard and can provide Google Ad Manager data connectivity to a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools and custom applications. In this article, we explain how to set Google Ad Manager data as JDBC data source in FineReport and view Google Ad Manager data as a table in the Report Designer.

Set Up a JDBC Data Source of Google Ad Manager Data

Follow the instruction below to set Google Ad Manager data as a FineReport database connection.

  1. Copy the cdata.jdbc.googleadsmanager.jar file from the lib folder in the CData JDBC Driver for Google Ad Manager installation directory to the lib folder of the FineReport installation directory. You will need to copy the cdata.jdbc.googleadsmanager.lic file as well.
  2. From the Server tab, select Define Data Connection, click to add a new connection, and click JDBC.

Next we will set up the data connection definition in the window.

  1. Database: Others
  2. JDBC Driver: cdata.jdbc.googleadsmanager.GoogleAdsManager Driver
  3. URL: A standard JDBC connection string using semicolon-separated connection properties.

    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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.googleadsmanager.jar

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

    When you configure the JDBC URL, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:googleadsmanager:
  4. Click Connection pool attributes and set Test before getting connections to No.

Click Test connection to ensure you have configured the connection properly. With the connection to Google Ad Manager set up, you can use it as FineReport data source.

Select Google Ad Manager Data in the Report Designer.

  1. Click to add a new template data set and select DB query to open the database query window.
  2. Choose the JDBC connection that you created from the dropdown list.
  3. The Google Ad Manager entities will appear as tables on the left pane.
  4. Write a SELECT statement for the Google Ad Manager data tables and columns that you want to load.
  5. Click preview and data is shown as table.

With these simple steps, Google Ad Manager can be used as a JDBC data source in FineReport.