Connect to Twilio Data in Ruby

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Twilio ODBC Driver

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

Access Twilio data like you would a database - read, write, and update Twilio Accounts, Applications, Messages, Recordings, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Create an ODBC Connection to Twilio 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 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.

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 Twilio Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: TwilioSelect.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 Twilio Source','','') #execute a SELECT query and store the result set resultSet = cnxn.execute("SELECT To, Duration FROM Calls") #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 Twilio data with Ruby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

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