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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.



Create data visualizations with Twitter Ads data in Power Map.

The CData ODBC Driver for Twitter Ads is easy to set up and use with self-service analytics solutions like Power BI: Microsoft Excel provides built-in support for the ODBC standard. This article shows how to load the current Twitter Ads data into Excel and start generating location-based insights on Twitter Ads data in Power Map.

Create an ODBC Data Source for Twitter Ads

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

Import Twitter Ads Data into Excel

You can import data into Power Map either from an Excel spreadsheet or from Power Pivot. For a step-by-step guide to use either method to import Twitter Ads data, see the "Using the ODBC Driver" section in the help documentation.

Geocode Twitter Ads Data

After importing the Twitter Ads data into an Excel spreadsheet or into PowerPivot, you can drag and drop Twitter Ads entities in Power Map. To open Power Map, click any cell in the spreadsheet and click Insert -> Map.

In the Choose Geography menu, Power Map detects the columns that have geographic information. In the Geography and Map Level menu in the Layer Pane, you can select the columns you want to work with. Power Map then plots the data. A dot represents a record that has this value. When you have selected the geographic columns you want, click Next.

Select Measures and Categories

You can then simply select columns: Measures and categories are automatically detected. The available chart types are Stacked Column, Clustered Column, Bubble, Heat Map, and Region.