Manage Instagram Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Instagram JDBC Driver

A straightforward interface to connect any Java application with Instagram integration capabilities including Users, Relationships, Media, Tags, and more!



Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Instagram.

The CData JDBC Driver for Instagram seamlessly integrates Instagram data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Instagram data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Instagram in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Instagram Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Instagram data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    Instagram uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. You will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with Instagram. See the help documentation for a guide.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.instagram.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:instagram:OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:portNumber;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Instagram data. Instagram entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Instagram data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Instagram API.