Access Snapchat Ads Data in Mule Applications Using the CData JDBC Driver

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Snapchat Ads JDBC Driver

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Create a simple Mule Application that uses HTTP and SQL with the CData JDBC Driver for Snapchat Ads to create a JSON endpoint for Snapchat Ads data.

The CData JDBC Driver for Snapchat Ads connects Snapchat Ads data to Mule applications enabling read , write, update, and delete functionality with familiar SQL queries. The JDBC Driver allows users to easily create Mule applications to backup, transform, report, and analyze Snapchat Ads data.

This article demonstrates how to use the CData JDBC Driver for Snapchat Ads inside of a Mule project to create a Web interface for Snapchat Ads data. The application created allows you to request Snapchat Ads data using an HTTP request and have the results returned as JSON. The exact same procedure outlined below can be used with any CData JDBC Driver to create a Web interface for the 200+ available data sources.

  1. Create a new Mule Project in Anypoint Studio.
  2. Add an HTTP Connector to the Message Flow.
  3. Configure the address for the HTTP Connector.
  4. Add a Database Select Connector to the same flow, after the HTTP Connector.
  5. Create a new Connection (or edit an existing one) and configure the properties.
    • Set Connection to "Generic Connection"
    • Select the CData JDBC Driver JAR file in the Required Libraries section (e.g. cdata.jdbc.snapchatads.jar).
    • Set the URL to the connection string for Snapchat Ads

      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.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Snapchat Ads JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.snapchatads.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    • Set the Driver class name to cdata.jdbc.snapchatads.SnapchatAdsDriver.
    • Click Test Connection.
  6. Set the SQL Query Text to a SQL query to request Snapchat Ads data. For example: SELECT AccountId, Name FROM Campaigns WHERE Id = '123'
  7. Add a Transform Message Component to the flow.
  8. Set the Output script to the following to convert the payload to JSON:
    %dw 2.0
    output application/json
    ---
    payload
            
  9. To view your Snapchat Ads data, navigate to the address you configured for the HTTP Connector (localhost:8081 by default): http://localhost:8081. The Snapchat Ads data is available as JSON in your Web browser and any other tools capable of consuming JSON endpoints.

At this point, you have a simple Web interface for working with Snapchat Ads data (as JSON data) in custom apps and a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools. Download a free, 30 day trial of the JDBC Driver for Snapchat Ads and see the CData difference in your Mule Applications today.