Query Pinterest Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

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Execute MySQL queries against Pinterest data from Node.js.

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

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Pinterest Data

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

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

    Pinterest authentication is based on the standard OAuth flow. To authenticate, you must initially create an app via the Pinterest developer platform where you can obtain an OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL.

    Set InitiateOAuth to GETANDREFRESH and set OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL based on the property values for the app you created.

    See the Help documentation for other OAuth authentication flows.

  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 Pinterest data from any MySQL client.

Query Pinterest from Node.js

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

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

Connect to Pinterest 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 : 'pinterestdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Users', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();