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Query MailChimp Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against MailChimp data from Node.js.

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to query MailChimp data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for MailChimp in the Cloud Hub and start querying using Node.js.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for MailChimp, allowing you to easily query live MailChimp data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to MailChimp, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return MailChimp data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for MailChimp Data

CData Cloud Hub uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "MailChimp" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to MailChimp.

    You can set the APIKey to the key you generate in your account settings, or, instead of providing your APIKey, you can use the OAuth standard to authenticate the application. OAuth can be used to enable other users to access their own data. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with MailChimp.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to MailChimp data from any MySQL client.

Query MailChimp from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to MailChimp with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for MailChimp (mailchimpdb)

Connect to MailChimp data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'mailchimpdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Lists', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();