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Integrate Live Amazon Marketplace Data into Custom Business Apps Built in Power Apps

Use the CData Cloud Hub to create a virtual SQL Server Database for Amazon Marketplace data and integrate live Amazon Marketplace data into apps built in Microsoft Power Apps.

Power Apps is a service for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile — without the time and expense of custom software development. When paired with the CData Cloud Hub, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to Amazon Marketplace data from the apps you build using Power Apps. This article shows how to connect the Cloud Hub from Power Apps and build an app based on live Amazon Marketplace data.

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

Create a Virtual SQL Database for Amazon Marketplace Data

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

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  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 Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

Connecting to the CData Cloud Hub

To use the Cloud Hub to integrate Amazon Marketplace data into your Power Apps, you need a new SQL Server connection:

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

    • Choose to connect directly
    • Set SQL server name to the address of your Cloud Hub instance (myinstance.cdatacloud.net)
    • Set SQL database name to the name of the virtual Amazon Marketplace database you created earlier (like amazonmarketplacedb)
    • Set the Username and Password and click Create

Building a Data-Centric App for Amazon Marketplace Data

With the connection to the Cloud Hub configured, you are ready to integrate live Amazon Marketplace data into the apps you build in Power Apps.

  1. Log in to Power Apps
  2. Click Create, hover over "Start from data" and click Make this app
  3. Select the SQL Server connection you created
  4. Search for or choose a table to work with
  5. Click Connect
  6. Customize the newly created app just like you would any other, including changing the layout and setting the fields exposed in BrowseScreen, DetailScreen, and EditScreen

At this point, you have an app with read access to live Amazon Marketplace data that you can save and publish for use within your organization.

SQL Access to Amazon Marketplace Data from Cloud Applications

Now you have a direct connection to live Amazon Marketplace data from Microsoft Power Apps. You can create more connections and apps to drive business — all without replicating Amazon Marketplace data.

To get SQL data access to 100+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your cloud applications, see the CData Cloud Hub.