Connect to Twitter Ads Data in RazorSQL

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Twitter Ads JDBC Driver

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



Connect to Twitter Ads from wizards and query Twitter Ads data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Twitter Ads enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to Twitter Ads using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Twitter Ads Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.twitterads.TwitterAdsDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins 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 the following:

      jdbc:twitterads:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Twitter Ads Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.