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Connect to Salesforce Marketing Data as a Federated Tables in MySQL

Use the CData Cloud Hub to set up federated tables for Salesforce Marketing data in MySQL .

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to set up federated tables in MySQL for Salesforce Marketing data. The Cloud Hub provides a MySQL interface for Salesforce Marketing: After configuring a virtual MySQL database for Salesforce Marketing, you can create a server and tables using the FEDERATED Storage Engine in MySQL. You can then work with Salesforce Marketing data just as you would local MySQL tables.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Salesforce Marketing, allowing you to easily query live Salesforce Marketing data alongside existing MySQL data — all without replicating the data. Using optimized data processing out of the box, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Salesforce Marketing, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Salesforce Marketing data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Salesforce Marketing 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 "Salesforce Marketing" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Salesforce Marketing.

    Authenticating to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud APIs

    Set the User and Password to your login credentials, or to the credentials for a sandbox user if you are connecting to a sandbox account.

    Connecting to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud APIs

    By default, the data provider connects to production environments. Set UseSandbox to true to use a Salesforce Marketing Cloud sandbox account.

    The default Instance is s7 of the Web Services API; however, if you use a different instance, you can set Instance.

  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 Salesforce Marketing data from any MySQL client.

Create a FEDERATED Server and Tables for Salesforce Marketing Data

After you have configured and started the service, create a FEDERATED server to simplify the process of creating FEDERATED tables:

Create a FEDERATED Server

The following statement will create a FEDERATED server based on the Cloud Hub. Note that the username and password of the FEDERATED server must match a user account you defined on the Cloud Hub.

CREATE SERVER fedSFMarketingCloud
FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER mysql
OPTIONS (USER 'cloud_hub_user', PASSWORD 'cloud_hub_passwd', HOST 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net', PORT 3306, DATABASE 'salesforcemarketingdb');

Create a FEDERATED Table

To create a FEDERATED table using our newly created server, use the CONNECTION keyword and pass the name of the FEDERATED server and the remote table (Subscriber). Refer to the following template for the statement to create a FEDERATED table:

CREATE TABLE fed_subscriber (
  ...,
  id  TYPE(LEN),
  status  TYPE(LEN),
  ...,
)
ENGINE=FEDERATED
DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8
CONNECTION='fedSFMarketingCloud/Subscriber';

NOTE: The table schema for the FEDERATED table must match the remote table schema exactly. You can always connect directly to the Cloud Hub using any MySQL client and run SHOW COLUMNS FROM Subscriber to get the table schema.

Execute Queries

You can now execute queries to the Salesforce Marketing FEDERATED tables from any tool that can connect to MySQL, which is particularly useful if you need to JOIN data from a local table with data from Salesforce Marketing. Refer to the following example:

SELECT 
  fed_subscriber.id, 
  local_table.custom_field 
FROM 
  local_table 
JOIN 
  fed_subscriber 
ON 
  local_table.foreign_id = fed_subscriber.id;