Ready to get started?

Learn more about the CData SSIS Components for LinkedIn or download a free trial:

Download Now

Import LinkedIn Data into SQL Server using SSIS

Easily back up LinkedIn data to SQL Server using the SSIS components for LinkedIn.

Using SQL Server as a backup for critical business data provides an essential safety net against loss. Backing up data to SQL Server enables business users to more easily connect that data with features like reporting, analytics, and more.

This example demonstrates how to use the CData SSIS Tasks for LinkedIn inside of a SQL Server SSIS workflow to transfer LinkedIn data into a Microsoft SQL Server database.

Add the Components

To get started, add a new LinkedIn source and SQL Server ADO.NET destination to a new data flow task.

Create a New Connection Manager

Follow the steps below to save LinkedIn connection properties in a connection manager.

  1. In the Connection Manager window, right-click and then click New Connection. The Add SSIS Connection Manager dialog is displayed.
  2. In the Connection Manager type menu, select LinkedIn. The CData LinkedIn Connection Manager is displayed.
  3. Configure connection properties. 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.

Configure the LinkedIn Source

Follow the steps below to specify the query to be used to extract LinkedIn data.

  1. Double-click the LinkedIn source to open the source component editor.
  2. In the Connection Manager menu, select the connection manager previously created.
  3. Specify the query to use for the data extraction. For example: SELECT VisibilityCode, Comment FROM CompanyStatusUpdates
  4. Close the LinkedIn Source control and connect it to the ADO.NET Destination.

Configure the SQL Server Destination

Follow the steps below to specify the SQL server table to load the LinkedIn data into.

  1. Open the ADO.NET Destination and add a New Connection. Enter your server and database information here.
  2. In the Data access mode menu, select "table or view".
  3. In the Table Or View menu, select the table or view to populate.
  4. Configure any properties you wish to on the Mappings screen.

Run the Project

You can now run the project. After the SSIS Task has finished executing, your database will be populated with LinkedIn data.