Viewing Twitter Ads Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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Twitter Ads FireDAC Components

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How to view Twitter Ads data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for Twitter Ads.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for Twitter Ads, you gain access to live Twitter Ads data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to both retrieve Twitter Ads data. This article will walk through connecting to Twitter Ads using the Data Explorer.

Connecting to Twitter Ads Data Using Data Explorer

You can create a simple application for displaying Twitter Ads data by utilizing the CData FireDAC Components for Twitter Ads and a new VCL Forms Application:

  1. Open the Data Explorer in RAD Studio and expand FireDAC.
  2. Right-click on CData Twitter Ads Data Source and click Add New Connection.

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.

    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.

  5. Back in the Data Explorer, expand the views for the connection.
  6. Create a new VCL Forms application and drag a view (for example: AdStats) onto the form.

  7. Select the AdStatsView object on the form and set the Active property to true.
  8. Right-click on the object, bind visually, and link everything (*) to a new control (TStringGrid).

  9. Arrange the TStringGrid on the form and run the application to see the AdStats data.