Connect to Twitter Ads Data from PowerBuilder

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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.



This article demonstrates how to use the CData ODBC Driver for Twitter Ads to connect to Twitter Ads data and execute queries in PowerBuilder.

The CData ODBC Driver for Twitter Ads can be used from any platform or development technology that supports ODBC, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to connect to Twitter Ads data and execute queries from the Database Painter and controls such as the DataWindow.

Connect to Twitter Ads as an ODBC Data Source

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.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Twitter Ads

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for Twitter Ads. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with Twitter Ads data.

  1. In PowerBuilder, click Tools -> Database Painter.
  2. In the Objects window in the Database Painter, right-click the ODBC node and click New Profile.
  3. On the Connection tab, enter a name for the profile and select the Twitter Ads DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using Twitter Ads Data with PowerBuilder Controls

You can use standard PowerBuilder objects to connect to ODBC data sources and execute queries. The following example shows how to retrieve Twitter Ads data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

SQLCA.DBMS = "ODBC" SQLCA.DBParm = "ConnectString='DSN=CData TwitterAds Source'" CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_adstats.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_adstats.Retrieve();