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Query Amazon Marketplace Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for Amazon Marketplace data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Amazon Marketplace data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to Amazon Marketplace data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Amazon Marketplace in Connect and work with live Amazon Marketplace data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Amazon Marketplace Data

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

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

    To connect to the Amazon Marketplace Webservice (MWS), AWSAccessKeyId, MWSAuthToken, AWSSecretKey and SellerId are required. You can optionally set the Marketplace property. For more information on obtaining values for these properties, refer to the Help documentation.

  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Amazon Marketplace from MySQL Workbench.

Query Amazon Marketplace from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Amazon Marketplace database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Amazon Marketplace data.

Connect to Amazon Marketplace through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Amazon Marketplace Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Amazon Marketplace data, like SELECT * FROM amazonmarketplacedb.Orders;

With access to live Amazon Marketplace data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Amazon Marketplace, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Amazon Marketplace just like a MySQL database today.