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Connect to Streak Data in Ruby

Connect to Streak data in Ruby with ruby-dbi, dbd-odbc, and ruby-odbc.

The CData ODBC Driver for Streak makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live Streak data in Ruby. This article shows how to create a simple Ruby app that connects to Streak data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Create an ODBC Connection to Streak Data

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.

Use the following steps to generate a new API key for authenticating to Streak.

  1. Navigate to Gmail
  2. Click on the Streak dropdown to the right of the search bar
  3. Select the Integrations button. This will open a window where you can view existing integrations and create new API keys.
  4. Under the Streak API section of integrations, click the button to Create New Key.

Installing Ruby and Necessary Gems

If you do not have Ruby installed, refer to the Ruby installation page. With Ruby installed, you will need to install the ruby-dbi, dbd-odbc, and ruby-odbc gems:

gem install dbi gem install dbd-odbc gem install ruby-odbc

Create a Ruby App with Connectivity to Streak Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: StreakSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

#connect to the DSN require 'DBI' cnxn = DBI.connect('DBI:ODBC:CData Streak Source','','') #execute a SELECT query and store the result set resultSet = cnxn.execute("SELECT UserKey, Email FROM Users WHERE Email = 'user@domain.com'") #display the names of the columns resultSet.column_names.each do |name| print name, "\t" end puts #display the results while row = resultSet.fetch do (0..resultSet.column_names.size - 1).each do |n| print row[n], "\t" end puts end resultSet.finish #close the connection cnxn.disconnect if cnxn

With the file completed, you are ready to display your Streak data with Ruby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

ruby StreakSelect.rb Writing SQL-92 queries to Streak allows you to quickly and easily incorporate Streak data into your own Ruby applications. Download a free trial today!