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Integrate Yahoo! Data into Automated Tasks with Power Automate

Use CData Connect Server to create a virtual SQL Server database for Yahoo! data and integrate live Yahoo! data into your Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) tasks.

Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) is an online service that automates events (known as workflows) across the most common apps and services. When paired with CData Connect Server, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to Yahoo! data for visualizations, dashboards, and more. This article shows how to connect to Connect Server from Power Automate and integrate live Yahoo! data into your workflows and tasks.

CData Connect Server provides a pure SQL interface for Yahoo!, allowing you to easily integrate with live Yahoo! data in Power Automate — without replicating the data. CData Connect Server looks exactly like a SQL Server database to Power Automate and uses optimized data processing out of the box to push all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Yahoo!, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Yahoo! data.

Create a Virtual SQL Database for Yahoo! Data

CData Connect Server uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect Server and click Connections.
  2. Select "Yahoo!" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Yahoo!.

    In order to authenticate, specify the following:

    • AppID: The App ID used for authentication. Send a request to the Yahoo! Japan Data Solution support team to obtain your App ID.
    • (Optional) Search Keyword: Specify any value to search for.
  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

Connecting to CData Connect Server

To use Connect Server to integrate Yahoo! data into your Power Automate tasks, you need a new SQL Server connection:

  1. Log in to Power Automate
  2. Click Data -> Connections -> New connection
  3. Select SQL Server
  4. In the connection wizard:

    • Set Authentication Type to "SQL Server Authentication"
    • Set SQL server name to the address of your Connect Server instance (connect_server_url)
    • Set SQL database name to the name of the virtual Yahoo! database you created earlier (like yahoodsdb)
    • Set the Username and Password and click Create

Integrating Yahoo! Data into Power Automate Tasks

With the connection to Connect Server configured, you are ready to integrate live Yahoo! data into your Power Automate tasks.

  1. Log in to Power Automate
  2. Click My flows -> New and choose to create the flow from blank or template
  3. Add (or configure) a SQL Server action (like Get rows) and configure the action to connect to your Connect Server connection
  4. Select a Table to work with (from the drop-down menu) and configure any advanced options (like filters, orders, etc)
  5. Configure any actions to follow and test, then save the flow

SQL Access to Yahoo! Data from Applications

Now you have a direct connection to live Yahoo! data from Power Automate tasks. You can create more connections and workflows to drive business — all without replicating Yahoo! data.

To get SQL data access to 200+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your applications, see the CData Connect Server.

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