LINQ to Snapchat Ads Data

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Snapchat Ads ADO.NET Provider

Rapidly create and deploy powerful .NET applications that integrate with Snapchat Ads.



LINQ provides general-purpose query facilities in .NET Framework 3.0 and above and provides one easy way to programmatically access data through from CData ADO.NET Data Providers. This example uses LINQ to access information from the Snapchat Ads Data Provider.

This article demonstrates how to use LINQ to access Snapchat Ads tables through the CData ADO.NET Data Provider for Snapchat Ads. To do this you will LINQ to Entity Framework, which is used to generate the connection and can be used with any CData ADO.NET Data Providers to access data via LINQ.

See the help documentation for a guide to setting up an EF 6 project to use the provider.

  1. In a new project in Visual Studio, right-click on the project and choose to add a new item. Add an ADO.NET Entity Data Model.
  2. Choose EF Designer from Database and click Next.
  3. Add a new Data Connection, and change your data source type to "CData Snapchat Ads Data Source".
  4. Enter your data source connection information.

    You will need to create an OAuth application to connect to Snapchat Ads. See the online Help documentation for an authentication guide.

    Additionally, you can optionally set AccountId to provide a default Account ID (meaning it won't need to be manually provided in the WHERE clause). If the AccountId is not specified, the first account in the Accounts view is used.

  5. If saving your entity connection to App.Config, set an entity name. In this example we are setting SnapchatAdsEntities as our entity connection in App.Config.
  6. Enter a model name and select any tables or views you would like to include in the model.

Using the entity you created, you can now perform select , update, delete, and insert commands. For example:

SnapchatAdsEntities context = new SnapchatAdsEntities(); var campaignsQuery = from campaigns in context.Campaigns select campaigns; foreach (var result in campaignsQuery) { Console.WriteLine("{0} {1} ", result.Id, result.AccountId); }

See "LINQ and Entity Framework" chapter in the help documentation for example queries of the supported LINQ.