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Connect to MailChimp Data in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

Transfer MailChimp data using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for MailChimp enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with MailChimp as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for MailChimp to set up a simple transfer into a flat file. The CData JDBC Driver for MailChimp enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with MailChimp as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for MailChimp to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to MailChimp as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to MailChimp data. In a new CloverDX graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.mailchimp.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.mailchimp.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:mailchimp:APIKey=myAPIKey;

Query MailChimp Data with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the MailChimp JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT Name, Stats_AvgSubRate FROM Lists

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the Lists table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.