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The LinkedIn ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from LinkedIn, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

With the LinkedIn ODBC Driver accessing live People, Profiles, Companies, Groups, Jobs, etc. is as easy as querying a database.

Connect to LinkedIn Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure LinkedIn data as a data source.

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

Integrate LinkedIn Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

LinkedIn uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. You will need to obtain the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret by registering an app with LinkedIn. For more information refer to our authentication guide.

You can then follow the steps below to register LinkedIn data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to LinkedIn data. LinkedIn entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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