Connect to LinkedIn Ads Data from PowerBuilder

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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.



This article demonstrates how to use the CData ODBC Driver for LinkedIn Ads to connect to LinkedIn Ads data and execute queries in PowerBuilder.

The CData ODBC Driver for LinkedIn Ads can be used from any platform or development technology that supports ODBC, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to connect to LinkedIn Ads data and execute queries from the Database Painter and controls such as the DataWindow.

Connect to LinkedIn Ads as an ODBC Data Source

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.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for LinkedIn Ads

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for LinkedIn Ads. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with LinkedIn Ads data.

  1. In PowerBuilder, click Tools -> Database Painter.
  2. In the Objects window in the Database Painter, right-click the ODBC node and click New Profile.
  3. On the Connection tab, enter a name for the profile and select the LinkedIn Ads DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using LinkedIn Ads Data with PowerBuilder Controls

You can use standard PowerBuilder objects to connect to ODBC data sources and execute queries. The following example shows how to retrieve LinkedIn Ads data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

SQLCA.DBMS = "ODBC" SQLCA.DBParm = "ConnectString='DSN=CData LinkedInAds Source'" CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_analytics.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_analytics.Retrieve();