Query Twitter Ads Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

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Execute MySQL queries against Twitter Ads data from Node.js.

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

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Twitter Ads, allowing you to easily query live Twitter Ads 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 Twitter Ads, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Twitter Ads data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Twitter Ads 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 "Twitter Ads" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Twitter Ads.

    All tables require authentication. You must use OAuth to authenticate with Twitter. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Twitter using the browser. For more information, refer to the OAuth section in the Help documentation.

  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 Twitter Ads data from any MySQL client.

Query Twitter Ads from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Twitter Ads 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 Twitter Ads (twitteradsdb)

Connect to Twitter Ads 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 : 'twitteradsdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM AdStats', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();