Connect to Twitter Ads Data in IntelliJ

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Twitter Ads JDBC Driver

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



Integrate connectivity to Twitter Ads data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for Twitter Ads enables you to access Twitter Ads as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to Twitter Ads data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for Twitter Ads

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to Twitter Ads data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.twitterads.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.twitterads.TwitterAdsDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:twitterads: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      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 the following:

      jdbc:twitterads:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Edit and Save Twitter Ads Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor.