A PostgreSQL Interface for Google Ad Manager Data

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DoubleClick (DFP) JDBC Driver

An easy-to-use database-like interface for Java based applications and reporting tools access to live DoubleClick For Publishers data (Companies, Contacts, Placements, Users, and more).



Use the Remoting features of the Google Ad Manager JDBC Driver to create a PostgreSQL entry-point for data access.

There are a vast number of PostgreSQL clients available on the Internet. From standard Drivers to BI and Analytics tools, PostgreSQL is a popular interface for data access. Using our JDBC Drivers, you can now create PostgreSQL entry-points that you can connect to from any standard client.

To access Google Ad Manager data as a PostgreSQL database, use the CData JDBC Driver for Google Ad Manager and a JDBC foreign data wrapper (FDW). In this article, we compile the FDW, install it, and query Google Ad Manager data from PostgreSQL Server.

Connect to Google Ad Manager Data as a JDBC Data Source

To connect to Google Ad Manager as a JDBC data source, you will need the following:

  • Driver JAR path: The JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  • Driver class: cdata.jdbc.googleadsmanager.GoogleAdsManagerDriver

  • JDBC URL: The URL must start with "jdbc:googleadsmanager:" and can include any of the connection properties in name-value pairs separated with semicolons.

    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.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:googleadsmanager:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Build the JDBC Foreign Data Wrapper

The Foreign Data Wrapper can be installed as an extension to PostgreSQL, without recompiling PostgreSQL. The jdbc2_fdw extension is used as an example (downloadable here).

  1. Add a symlink from the shared object for your version of the JRE to /usr/lib/libjvm.so. For example: ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64/server/libjvm.so /usr/lib/libjvm.so
  2. Start the build: make install USE_PGXS=1

Query Google Ad Manager Data as a PostgreSQL Database

After you have installed the extension, follow the steps below to start executing queries to Google Ad Manager data:

  1. Log into your database.
  2. Load the extension for the database: CREATE EXTENSION jdbc2_fdw;
  3. Create a server object for Google Ad Manager: CREATE SERVER GoogleAdsManager FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER jdbc2_fdw OPTIONS ( drivername 'cdata.jdbc.googleadsmanager.GoogleAdsManagerDriver', url 'jdbc:googleadsmanager:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH', querytimeout '15', jarfile '/home/MyUser/CData/CData\ JDBC\ Driver\ for\ Salesforce MyDriverEdition/lib/cdata.jdbc.googleadsmanager.jar');
  4. Create a user mapping for the username and password of a user known to the MySQL daemon. CREATE USER MAPPING for postgres SERVER GoogleAdsManager OPTIONS ( username 'admin', password 'test');
  5. Create a foreign table in your local database: postgres=# CREATE FOREIGN TABLE orders ( orders_id text, orders_Id text, orders_Name numeric) SERVER GoogleAdsManager OPTIONS ( table_name 'orders');
You can now execute read/write commands to Google Ad Manager: postgres=# SELECT * FROM orders;