Manage Twitter Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Twitter JDBC Driver

A straightforward interface to connect any Java application with Twitter integration capabilities including Search, GeoSearch, UserInfo, DirectMessages, Followers, and more!



Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Twitter.

The CData JDBC Driver for Twitter seamlessly integrates Twitter data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Twitter data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Twitter in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Twitter Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Twitter data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    All tables require authentication. You can connect using your User and Password or OAuth. To authenticate using OAuth, you can use the embedded OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL or you can register an app to obtain your own.

    If you intend to communicate with Twitter only as the currently authenticated user, then you can obtain the OAuthAccessToken and OAuthAccessTokenSecret directly by registering an app.

    See the Getting Started chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Twitter JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.twitter.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:twitter:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Twitter data. Twitter entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Twitter data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Twitter API.