Viewing LinkedIn Ads Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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How to view LinkedIn Ads data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for LinkedIn Ads.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for LinkedIn Ads, you gain access to live LinkedIn Ads data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to both retrieve LinkedIn Ads data. This article will walk through connecting to LinkedIn Ads using the Data Explorer.

Connecting to LinkedIn Ads Data Using Data Explorer

You can create a simple application for displaying LinkedIn Ads data by utilizing the CData FireDAC Components for LinkedIn Ads and a new VCL Forms Application:

  1. Open the Data Explorer in RAD Studio and expand FireDAC.
  2. Right-click on CData LinkedIn Ads Data Source and click Add New Connection.

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.

    LinkedIn Ads uses the OAuth authentication standard. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with LinkedIn using the browser. See the OAuth section in the Help documentation for a guide.

  5. Back in the Data Explorer, expand the views for the connection.
  6. Create a new VCL Forms application and drag a view (for example: Analytics) onto the form.

  7. Select the AnalyticsView object on the form and set the Active property to true.
  8. Right-click on the object, bind visually, and link everything (*) to a new control (TStringGrid).

  9. Arrange the TStringGrid on the form and run the application to see the Analytics data.