CData Python Connector for LinkedIn

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From Pandas

When combined with the connector, Pandas can be used to generate data frames that contain your LinkedIn data. Once created, a data frame can be passed to various other Python packages.


Pandas relies on an SQLAlchemy engine to execute queries. Before you can use Pandas you must import it:
import pandas as pd
from sqlalchemy import create_engine
engine = create_engine("linkedin:///?InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:portNumber;CompanyId=XXXXXXX")

Querying Data

In Pandas, SELECT queries are provided in a call to the read_sql() method, alongside a relevant connection object. Pandas executes the query on that connection, and returns the results in the form of a data frame, which can be used for a variety of purposes.
df = pd.read_sql("""
	FROM CompanyStatusUpdates;""", engine)

Modifying Data

To insert new records into a table, create a new data frame, and define its fields accordingly. When that is done, call to_sql() on the data frame to perform the INSERT operation with the connector, as shown in the example below. You must set the "if _exists" argument to "append" to prevent Pandas from attempting building the table from scratch. To prevent Pandas from writing the data frame index as a column, set index=False.
df = pd.DataFrame({"VisibilityCode": ["Check out!"], "Comment": ["Access LinkedIn data with SQL!"]})
df.to_sql("CompanyStatusUpdates", con=engine, if_exists="append", index=False)

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