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Query Facebook Ads Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for Facebook Ads data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Facebook Ads data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to Facebook Ads data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Facebook Ads in Connect and work with live Facebook Ads data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Facebook Ads Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "Facebook Ads" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Facebook Ads uses OAuth to authenticate. Click Connect to authenticate with Facebook Ads.
  4. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Facebook Ads from MySQL Workbench.

Query Facebook Ads from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Facebook Ads database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Facebook Ads data.

Connect to Facebook Ads through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Facebook Ads Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Facebook Ads data, like SELECT * FROM facebookadsdb.AdAccounts;

With access to live Facebook Ads data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Facebook Ads, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Facebook Ads just like a MySQL database today.