Query Marketo Data through ODBC in Node.js

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Marketo ODBC Driver

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

Access Marketo like you would a database - read, write, and update Leads, Opportunities, Channels, Campaigns, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Use node-odbc to execute SQL queries against Marketo data from Node.js.

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment that allows you to run JavaScript code outside of a browser. With the CData ODBC Driver for Marketo, you can access live Marketo data from Node.js apps and scripts. In this article, we walk through installing node-odbc and the required tools to create a simple Node.js app with access to live Marketo data.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData ODBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Marketo data in Node.js. When you issue complex SQL queries from Node.js to Marketo, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Marketo and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Connecting to Marketo Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

Both the REST and SOAP APIs are supported and can be chosen by using the Schema property.

For the REST API: The OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and RESTEndpoint properties, under the OAuth and REST Connection sections, must be set to valid Marketo user credentials.

For the SOAP API: The UserId, EncryptionKey, and SOAPEndpoint properties, under the SOAP Connection section, must be set to valid Marketo user credentials.

See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to obtaining these values.

Building node-odbc

In order to connect to Marketo through the CData ODBC Driver, you need to build node-odbc manually (after installing the required tools).

Installing the Required Tools

The following commands install the tools required to build node-odbc (note the -g parameter, which installs the tools globally).

npm i -g windows-build-tools
npm i -g node-gyp

Building node-odbc

After installing the required tools, create a directory for the Node.js app and install odbc (which builds the binary for us to use in our Node.js script).

mkdir nodeodbc
cd nodeodbc
npm i -g node

Querying Marketo from Node.js

With the ODBC Driver installed, a DSN Configured, and node-odbc built, we are ready to query live Marketo data from a Node.js app. The sample code below connects to a specific DSN and queries the Leads table.

myscript.js

const odbc = require('odbc');

async function queryMarketo() {
    const connection = await odbc.connect(`DSN=CData Marketo Source`);
    const data = await connection.query('SELECT Email, AnnualRevenue FROM Leads');
    console.log(data);
}

queryMarketo();

Once you write the app, use node to execute the script:

node myscript.js

Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Marketo and start working with your live Marketo data in Node.js. Reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions.