Connect to LinkedIn Ads Data and Transfer Data in Talend

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LinkedIn Ads JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with LinkedIn Ads.



Integrate LinkedIn Ads data with standard components and data source configuration wizards in Talend Open Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for LinkedIn Ads into your workflow in Talend. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for LinkedIn Ads to transfer LinkedIn Ads data in a job flow in Talend.

Connect to LinkedIn Ads in Talend as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to LinkedIn Ads:

  1. Add a new database connection to LinkedIn Ads data: To add a new connection, expand the Metadata node, right-click the Db Connections node, and then click Create Connection.
  2. In the resulting wizard, enter a name for the connection.
  3. On the next page, select Generic JDBC from the DB Type menu and enter the JDBC URL.

    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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.linkedinads.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:linkedinads:OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:portNumber;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.linkedinads.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Right-click the connection and then click Retrieve Schema.
  6. Click Next with the default options to select the tables you want to import.
  7. Finish the wizard with the default options.

Output the Analytics Table to a Flat File

You can follow the procedure below to transfer the Analytics table to a flat file output component:

  1. In the Table Schemas node, drag the tables to the workspace.
  2. In the dialog that is displayed, select the tJDBCInput component.
  3. Next, drag a tFileOutputDelimited component from the Business Intelligence tab of the Palette into the workspace.
  4. Right-click the Analytics tJDBCInput component and drag a vector to the output file.

Run the project to transfer the data.