Query Twitter Ads Data in MySQL Workbench

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Twitter Ads ODBC Driver

The Twitter Ads ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Twitter Ads, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Twitter Ads data like you would a database - read, write, and update Twitter Ads Accounts, Campaigns, Stats, Tweets, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Execute MySQL queries against live Twitter Ads data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Twitter Ads to query Twitter Ads data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Twitter Ads data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Twitter Ads Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Twitter Ads data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query Twitter Ads from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Twitter Ads database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Twitter Ads data.

Connect to Twitter Ads through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Twitter Ads).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Twitter Ads Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Twitter Ads).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Twitter Ads data, like SELECT * FROM `CData TwitterAds Sys`.AdStats;

With access to live Twitter Ads data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Twitter Ads, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Twitter Ads and the CData SQL Gateway.