Setup a REST Constant Contact Connection Manager

The REST Connection Manager is an SSIS connection manager component that can be used to establish connections with Constant Contact REST service to help facilitate Constant Contact data integration.

See Constant Contact REST Source Component for how to retrieve data from Constant Contact & Constant Contact REST Destination Component for how to write to Constant Contact.

To add a new connection, right-click the Connection Manager area in your Visual Studio project, and choose "New Connection..." from the context menu. You will be prompted the "Add SSIS Connection Manager" window. Select the "REST (KingswaySoft)" item to add a new REST Connection Manager.

New SSIS Connection

Add SSIS REST Connection Manager

The REST Connection Manager contains 2 pages of configuration.

  • General
  • Advanced

General page

The General page allows you to specify connection properties and login credentials for Constant Contact REST service:

SSIS REST Constant Contact Connection Manager

Service Name

The REST service that will be connected to.

Base URL

The Base URL of the Constant Contact service.

Note: This option is default to https://api.constantcontact.com/v2 when connecting to Constant Contact REST Service. Depending on your environment, you can provide your custom URL by clicking the lock/unlock button.

API Throttle Rate

The API Throttling Rate will limit the number of requests that can be sent per second.

Constant Contact Authentication

This option allows you to specify your application when working with Constant Contact REST serviceAPP.

  • App Provided by KingswaySoft: use the Client Id and Secret that is provided by KingswaySoft for your convenience when setting up the connection, it should NEVER be used for production purpose.
  • My Own: specify your own application registration with Constant Contact
    • Client Id
    • Client Secret
    • RedirectUrl

Warning: By default you are using the Constant Contact authorization information (Client Id and Client Secret) provided by KingswaySoft, which is provided for your convenience when setting up the connection, and it should NEVER be used for production purpose. To obtain your own Constant Contact API authorization credentials for product use, please follow the instructions at the link below to create your own application registration with Constant Contact: https://developer.constantcontact.com/

Generate Token (In App)...

The Generate Token File (In App)... button completes the entire OAuth authentication process inside of the toolkit. All you need to do is login to the service endpoint and authorize our app to generate your token.

Generate Token (In Browser)...

The Generate Token File (In Browser)... button completes the OAuth authentication using your default browser. After you click this button simply follow the steps in the dialog to generate your token.

Access Token

If you have an Access Token that you would like to use, enter it in the access token field. If you do not have a Constant Contact access token you can generate one by clicking the Generate Token button.

Test Connection

After all the connection information has been provided, you may click the "Test Connection" button to test if the user credentials entered can connect to the selected REST service.

Advanced page

REST Connection Manager - Advanced

Proxy Mode

Proxy Mode option allows to specify how you want to configure the proxy server setting. There are three options available.

  • No Proxy
  • Auto-detect (Using system configured proxy)
  • Manual
Proxy Server

Using Proxy Server option allows you to specify the name of the proxy server for the connection.

Port

The Port option allows you to specify the port number of the proxy server for the connection.

Username (Proxy Server Authentication)

Username option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user account.

Password (Proxy Server Authentication)

Password option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user's password.

Note: The Proxy Password is not included in the connection manager's ConnectionString property by default. This is by design for security reasons. However, you can include it in your ConnectionString if you want to parameterize your connection manager. The format would be ProxyPassword=myProxyPassword; (make sure you have a semicolon as the last character). It can be anywhere in the ConnectionString.

Timeout

The number of seconds requests should wait before timing out.

Retry on Intermittent Errors

The retry on intermittent errors option determines if requests will be retried when there is an error. If this option is checked requests will be retried up to 3 times.