Connect to Snapchat Ads in Power Automate Desktop via ODBC

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Snapchat Ads ODBC Driver

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

Access Snapchat Ads data like you would a database - read, write, and update Snapchat Ads Accounts, Ads, Campaigns, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



The CData ODBC Driver for Snapchat Ads enables you to integrate Snapchat Ads data into workflows built using Microsoft Power Automate Desktop.

The CData ODBC Driver for Snapchat Ads enables you to access live Snapchat Ads data in workflow automation tools like Power Automate. This article shows how to integrate Snapchat Ads data into a simple workflow, moving Snapchat Ads data into a CSV file.

Through optimized data processing, CData ODBC Drivers offer unmatched performance for interacting with live Snapchat Ads data in Microsoft Power Automate. When you issue complex SQL queries from Power Automate to Snapchat Ads, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Snapchat Ads and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (e.g. SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Connect to Snapchat Ads 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.

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.

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 workflows.

Integrate Snapchat Ads Data into Power Automate Workflows

After configuring the DSN for Snapchat Ads, you are ready to integrate Snapchat Ads data into your Power Automate workflows. Open Microsoft Power Automate, add a new flow, and name the flow.

In the flow editor, you can add the actions to connect to Snapchat Ads, query Snapchat Ads using SQL, and write the query results to a CSV document.

Add an Open SQL Connection Action

Add an "Open SQL connection" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • Connection string: DSN=CData Snapchat Ads Source

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add an Execute SQL Statement Action

Add an "Execute SQL statement" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • Get connection by: SQL connection variable
  • SQL connection: %SQLConnection% (the variable from the "Open SQL connection" action above)
  • SQL statement: SELECT * FROM Campaigns

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add a Write to CSV File Action

Add a "Write to CSV file" action (Actions -> File) and configure the properties.

  • Variable to write to: %QueryResult% (the variable from the "Execute SQL statement" action above)
  • File path: set to a file on disk
  • Configure Advanced settings as needed.

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add a Close SQL Connection Action

Add a "Close SQL connection" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • SQL Connection: %SQLConnection% (the variable from the "Open SQL connection" action above)

After configuring the action, click Save.

Save & Run the Flow

Once you have configured all the actions for the flow, click the disk icon to save the flow. Click the play icon to run the flow.

Now you have a workflow to move Snapchat Ads data into a CSV file.

With the CData ODBC Driver for Snapchat Ads, you get live connectivity to Snapchat Ads data within your Microsoft Power Automate workflows.

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