Connect to YouTube Analytics Data from PowerBuilder

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YouTube Analytics JDBC Driver

Easy-to-use YouTube Analytics client enables Java-based applications to easily consume YouTube Analytics Traffic, Sources, Demographics, Subscribers, etc.



This article demonstrates how to access YouTube Analytics data from PowerBuilder using the YouTube Analytics JDBC Driver.

The CData JDBC Driver for YouTube Analytics is a standards-based control that can be used from any platform or development technology that supports JDBC, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to use the CData JDBC Driver for YouTube Analytics in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData JDBC Driver for YouTube Analytics to perform reads and writes.

Connect to YouTube Analytics Data from PowerBuilder

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an JDBC URL for YouTube Analytics. You can use a database profile to save connection properties. In the Database Painter, you can graphically manipulate data as well as execute SQL queries.

  1. Add the driver JAR to the PowerBuilder classpath. Set the CLASSPATH system environment variable to the path to the driver JAR, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.

    Note: If you are using PowerBuilder Classic, you can also add the path to the driver JAR by clicking Tools -> System Options -> Java.

  2. Click Tools -> Database Painter.
  3. Right-click the JDBC node and click New Profile.
  4. In the Database Profile Setup dialog, enter the following:
    • Profile Name: Enter a user-friendly name for the profile.
    • Driver Name: Enter the class name of the driver, cdata.jdbc.youtubeanalytics.YouTubeAnalyticsDriver
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL.

      YouTube Analytics uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can use the embedded CData OAuth credentials or you can register an application with Google to obtain your own.

      In addition to the OAuth values, to access YouTube Analytics data set ChannelId to the Id of a YouTube channel. You can obtain the channel Id in the advanced account settings for your channel. If not specified, the channel of the currently authenticated user will be used.

      If you want to generate content owner reports, specify the ContentOwnerId property. This is the Id of the copyright holder for content in YouTube's rights management system. The content owner is the person or organization that claims videos and sets their monetization policy.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the YouTube Analytics JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.youtubeanalytics.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard. A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:youtubeanalytics:ContentOwnerId=MyContentOwnerId;ChannelId=MyChannelId;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  5. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using YouTube Analytics Data with PowerBuilder Controls

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

SQLCA.DBMS = "JDBC" SQLCA.AutoCommit = False SQLCA.DBParm = "Driver='cdata.jdbc.youtubeanalytics.YouTubeAnalyticsDriver',URL='jdbc:youtubeanalytics:ContentOwnerId=MyContentOwnerId;ChannelId=MyChannelId;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH"; CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_groups.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_groups.Retrieve();