Query Twilio Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

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Execute MySQL queries against Twilio data from Node.js.

You can use CData Connect Cloud to query Twilio data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Twilio in Connect Cloud and start querying using Node.js.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Twilio, allowing you to easily query live Twilio data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, CData Connect Cloud pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Twilio, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Twilio data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Twilio Data

CData Connect Cloud uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect Cloud and click Databases.
  2. Select "Twilio" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Twilio.

    Use the AccountSid and AuthToken connection properties to access data from your account. You obtain your live credentials on your Twilio account dashboard. Click Account -> Account Settings to obtain your test credentials.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Twilio data from any MySQL client.

Query Twilio from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Twilio with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Connect Cloud (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on Connect Cloud
  • Database name: The database you configured for Twilio (twiliodb)

Connect to Twilio data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'twiliodb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Calls', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();