Query Pinterest Data in MySQL Workbench

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Pinterest ODBC Driver

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

Access Pinterest data like you would a database - read, write, and update Pinterest Boards, Followers, Pins, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Execute MySQL queries against live Pinterest data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Pinterest to query Pinterest data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Pinterest data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Pinterest 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.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Pinterest data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query Pinterest from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Pinterest database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Pinterest data.

Connect to Pinterest through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Pinterest).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Pinterest Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Pinterest).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Pinterest data, like SELECT * FROM `CData Pinterest Sys`.Users;

With access to live Pinterest data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Pinterest, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Pinterest and the CData SQL Gateway.