Access Google Campaign Manager Data in Mule Applications Using the CData JDBC Driver

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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 a simple Mule Application that uses HTTP and SQL with the CData JDBC Driver for Google Campaign Manager to create a JSON endpoint for Google Campaign Manager data.

The CData JDBC Driver for Google Campaign Manager connects Google Campaign Manager data to Mule applications enabling read , write, update, and delete functionality with familiar SQL queries. The JDBC Driver allows users to easily create Mule applications to backup, transform, report, and analyze Google Campaign Manager data.

This article demonstrates how to use the CData JDBC Driver for Google Campaign Manager inside of a Mule project to create a Web interface for Google Campaign Manager data. The application created allows you to request Google Campaign Manager data using an HTTP request and have the results returned as JSON. The exact same procedure outlined below can be used with any CData JDBC Driver to create a Web interface for the 200+ available data sources.

  1. Create a new Mule Project in Anypoint Studio.
  2. Add an HTTP Connector to the Message Flow.
  3. Configure the address for the HTTP Connector.
  4. Add a Database Select Connector to the same flow, after the HTTP Connector.
  5. Create a new Connection (or edit an existing one) and configure the properties.
    • Set Connection to "Generic Connection"
    • Select the CData JDBC Driver JAR file in the Required Libraries section (e.g. cdata.jdbc.googlecm.jar).
    • Set the URL to the connection string for Google Campaign Manager

      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.

    • Set the Driver class name to cdata.jdbc.googlecm.GoogleCMDriver.
    • Click Test Connection.
  6. Set the SQL Query Text to a SQL query to request Google Campaign Manager data. For example: SELECT Clicks, Device FROM CampaignPerformance
  7. Add a Transform Message Component to the flow.
  8. Set the Output script to the following to convert the payload to JSON:
    %dw 2.0
    output application/json
    ---
    payload
            
  9. To view your Google Campaign Manager data, navigate to the address you configured for the HTTP Connector (localhost:8081 by default): http://localhost:8081. The Google Campaign Manager data is available as JSON in your Web browser and any other tools capable of consuming JSON endpoints.

At this point, you have a simple Web interface for working with Google Campaign Manager data (as JSON data) in custom apps and a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools. Download a free, 30 day trial of the JDBC Driver for Google Campaign Manager and see the CData difference in your Mule Applications today.