Connect to Twitter Ads Data in Aqua Data Studio

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Twitter Ads JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Twitter Ads.



Access Twitter Ads data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for Twitter Ads integrates Twitter Ads data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Twitter Ads data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The Twitter Ads data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, Twitter Ads.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.twitterads.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.twitterads.TwitterAdsDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:twitterads: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.twitterads.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:twitterads:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Twitter Ads Data

You can now query the tables exposed.