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LinkedIn Ads ODBC Driver

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

Access LinkedIn Ads data like you would a database - read, write, and update LinkedIn Ads Analytics, Campaings, Conversion, Forms, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



The CData ODBC driver for LinkedIn Ads enables you to create PHP applications with connectivity to LinkedIn Ads data. Leverage the native support for ODBC in PHP.

Drop the CData ODBC Driver for LinkedIn Ads into your LAMP or WAMP stack to build LinkedIn Ads-connected Web applications. This article shows how to use PHP's ODBC built-in functions to connect to LinkedIn Ads data, execute queries, and output the results.

Configure a DSN

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 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.

Establish a Connection

Open the connection to LinkedIn Ads by calling the odbc_connect or odbc_pconnect methods. To close connections, use odbc_close or odbc_close_all.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC LinkedInAds Source","user","password");

Connections opened with odbc_connect are closed when the script ends. Connections opened with the odbc_pconnect method are still open after the script ends. This enables other scripts to share that connection when they connect with the same credentials. By sharing connections among your scripts, you can save system resources, and queries execute faster.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC LinkedInAds Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($conn); //persistent connection must be closed explicitly

Create Prepared Statements

Create prepared statements and parameterized queries with the odbc_prepare function.

$query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Analytics WHERE EntityId = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC LinkedInAds Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Analytics WHERE EntityId = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('238'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC LinkedInAds Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT VisibilityCode, Comment FROM Analytics WHERE EntityId = '238'");

Process Results

Access a row in the result set as an array with the odbc_fetch_array function.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC LinkedIn Ads data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT VisibilityCode, Comment FROM Analytics WHERE EntityId = '238'"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["VisibilityCode"] . "\n"; }

Display the result set in an HTML table with the odbc_result_all function.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC LinkedIn Ads data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Analytics WHERE EntityId = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('238')); if($success) odbc_result_all($query);

More Example Queries

You will find complete information on the driver's supported SQL in the help documentation. The code examples above are LinkedIn Ads-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.