Integrate with Google Campaign Manager Data in JReport Designer

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An easy-to-use database-like interface for Java based applications and reporting tools access to live DoubleClick Campaign Manager data (Ads, Accounts, Creatives, Orders, and more).



Create charts and reports based on Google Campaign Manager data in JReport Designer.

The CData JDBC Driver for Google Campaign Manager data enables access to live data from dashboards and reports as if Google Campaign Manager were a relational database, allowing you to query Google Campaign Manager data using familiar SQL queries. This article shows how to connect to Google Campaign Manager data as a JDBC data source and create reports based on Google Campaign Manager data in JReport Designer.

Connect to Google Campaign Manager Data

  1. Edit C:\JReport\Designer\bin\setenv.bat to add the location of the JAR file to the ADDCLASSPATH variable:
    ...
    set ADDCLASSPATH=%JAVAHOME%\lib\tools.jar;C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Google Campaign Manager 2016\lib\cdata.jdbc.googlecm.jar;
    ...
    
  2. Create a new data source by clicking File New Data Source.
  3. In the resulting dialog, create a name for the data source (CData JDBC Driver for Google Campaign Manager), select JDBC, and click OK.
  4. In the Get JDBC Connection Information dialog you will configure your connection to the JDBC driver:
    • Driver: Be sure that the Driver box is checked and fill in the name of the class for the driver: cdata.jdbc.googlecm.GoogleCMDriver
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL. This starts with jdbc:googlecm: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Google Campaign Manager uses the OAuth authentication standard. The data provider facilitates OAuth in various ways as described below. The following OAuth flow requires the authenticating user to interact with DoubleClick Campaign Manager, using the browser. You can also use a service account to authenticate.

      For authentication guides, see the Getting Started section of the data provider help documentation.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.googlecm.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.

      Below is a typical JDBC URL:

      jdbc:googlecm:UserProfileID=MyUserProfileID;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
    • User: The username to authenticate with; typically left blank.
    • Password: The password to authenticate with; typically left blank.
  5. In the Add Table dialog, select the tables you wish to include in your report (or in future reports using this data source) and click Add.

    Click Done once the dialog has completed loading the tables.

  6. In the Catalog Browser, you can create the queries that you will use to populate your reports. You can do this now, or after you create your report. In either case, expand () the data source (CData JDBC Driver for Google Campaign Manager), right-click on Queries, and select Add Query.
  7. In the Add Table/View/Query dialog, expand () the JDBC URL and Tables and select the table(s) you wish to use in the query and click OK.
  8. In the Query Editor dialog, you can select the columns you wish to include or simply click the SQL button and manually input your own query. For example:
    SELECT Clicks, Device FROM CampaignPerformance
    

    With the query built, click OK to close the Query Editor dialog. At this point you are ready to add Google Campaign Manager data to a new or existing report.

    NOTE: Now that the query is built, you can create a Business View based on the query. With a Business View, you can create Web reports or library components based on the query. For more information on this, refer to the JReport tutorials.

Add Google Campaign Manager Data to a Report

You are now ready to create a report with Google Campaign Manager data.

  1. Create a new report (File New Page Report) or open the Chart Wizard for an existing report.
  2. Select the Query (or create a new one; see above).
  3. Assign a Category and Value for the chart from the columns in your Query and click Finish.
  4. Click the View tab for your report to see the chart.