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An easy-to-use set of PowerShell Cmdlets offering real-time access to Snapchat Ads. The Cmdlets allow users to easily read, write, update, and delete live data - just like working with SQL server.

PowerShell Scripting to Replicate Snapchat Ads Data to MySQL

Write a simple PowerShell script to replicate Snapchat Ads data to a MySQL database.

The CData Cmdlets for Snapchat Ads offer live access to Snapchat Ads data from within PowerShell. Using PowerShell scripts, you can easily automate regular tasks like data replication. This article will walk through using the CData Cmdlets for Snapchat Ads and the CData Cmdlets for MySQL in PowerShell to replicate Snapchat Ads data to a MySQL database.

After obtaining the needed connection properties, accessing Snapchat Ads data in PowerShell and preparing for replication consists of four basic steps.

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.

Collecting Snapchat Ads Data

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module SnapchatAdsCmdlets
  2. Connect to Snapchat Ads:

    $snapchatads = Connect-SnapchatAds
  3. Retrieve the data from a specific resource:

    $data = Select-SnapchatAds -Connection $snapchatads -Table "Campaigns"

    You can also use the Invoke-SnapchatAds cmdlet to execute pure SQL-92 statements:

    $data = Invoke-SnapchatAds -Connection $snapchatads -Query 'SELECT * FROM Campaigns WHERE Id = @Id' -Params @{'@Id'='123'}
  4. Save a list of the column names from the returned data.

    $columns = ($data | Get-Member -MemberType NoteProperty | Select-Object -Property Name).Name

Inserting Snapchat Ads Data into the MySQL Database

With the data and column names collected, you are ready to replicate the data into a MySQL database.

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module MySQLCmdlets
  2. Connect to MySQL, using the server address and port of the MySQL server, valid user credentials, and a specific database with the table in which the data will be replicated:

    $mysql = Connect-MySQL -User $User -Password $Password -Database $Database -Server $Server -Port $Port
  3. Loop through the Snapchat Ads data, store the values, and use the Add-MySQL cmdlet to insert the data into the MySQL database, one row at a time. In this example, the table will need to have the same name as the Snapchat Ads resource (Campaigns) and to exist in the database.

    $data | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "Campaigns" -Columns $columns -Values $values }

You have now replicated your Snapchat Ads data to a MySQL database. This gives you freedom to work with Snapchat Ads data in the same way that you work with other MySQL tables, whether that is performing analytics, building reports, or other business functions.


  • Once you have connected to Snapchat Ads and MySQL in PowerShell, you can pipe command results to perform the replication in a single line:

    Select-SnapchatAds -Connection $snapchatads -Table "Campaigns" | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "Campaigns" -Columns $columns -Values $values }
  • If you wish to replicate the Snapchat Ads data to another database using another PowerShell module, you will want to exclude the Columns, Connection, and Table columns from the data returned by the Select-SnapchatAds cmdlet since those columns are used to help pipe data from one CData cmdlet to another:

    $columns = ($data | Get-Member -MemberType NoteProperty | Select-Object -Property Name).Name | ? {$_ -NotIn @('Columns','Connection','Table')}