Ready to get started?

Learn more about the CData ODBC Driver for SendGrid or download a free trial:

Download Now

SendGrid Reporting and Star Schemas in OBIEE

Create a star schema that shows perspectives on SendGrid facts in real time.

The CData ODBC Driver for SendGrid is a standard database driver that can integrate real-time access to SendGrid data into your data warehouse or directly into your reporting tool. This article shows how to bypass the data warehouse and import operational SendGrid data into Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE).

See the knowledge base for ODBC integrations with ETL tools like Informatica PowerCenter. For an ETL solution into Oracle Warehouse Builder, use the driver with the Oracle ODBC Gateway to Access SendGrid Data as a Remote Oracle Database.

Connect to SendGrid as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

To make use of all the available features, provide the User and Password connection properties.

To connect with limited features, you can set the APIKey connection property instead. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to obtaining the API key.

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

Import SendGrid Metadata

Follow the steps below to use the OBIEE Client Tools to import SendGrid metadata into an OBIEE repository. You can then integrate SendGrid data into your business models.

  1. Open the Administration Tool and click File -> New Repository.

  2. In the Connection Type menu, select ODBC 3.5 and select the CData DSN.
  3. Select the metadata types you want to import under the Relational Sources option and then select SendGrid tables.
You can now create star schemas based on SendGrid tables: