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Integrate Amazon Marketplace Data in the Pentaho Report Designer

Publish reports based on Amazon Marketplace data in the Pentaho BI tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Amazon Marketplace data enables access to live data from dashboards and reports. This article shows how to connect to Amazon Marketplace data as a JDBC data source and publish reports based on Amazon Marketplace data in Pentaho.

Connect and Create a Report

  1. Copy the JAR file of the driver, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory, to the \Report-Designer\lib\jdbc\ folder in the Pentaho directory.
  2. Run the report-designer.bat file in the \Report-Designer\ folder to open the Report-Designer UI.
  3. Create a new data source with the driver by clicking Data -> Add Data Source -> Advanced -> JDBC (Custom) and then creating a new Amazon Marketplace connection. In the resulting dialog, configure the connection properties as shown below.

    • Custom Connection URL property: Enter the JDBC URL. This starts with jdbc:amazonmarketplace: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.amazonmarketplace.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      When you configure the JDBC URL, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

      Below is a typical JDBC URL:

      jdbc:amazonmarketplace:AWS Access Key Id=myAWSAccessKeyId;AWS Secret Key=myAWSSecretKey;MWS Auth Token=myMWSAuthToken;Seller Id=mySellerId;Marketplace=United States;
    • Custom Driver Class Name: Enter cdata.jdbc.amazonmarketplace.AmazonMarketplaceDriver.
    • User Name: The username to authenticate with.
    • Password: The password to authenticate with.

Add Amazon Marketplace Data to a Report

You are now ready to create a report with Amazon Marketplace data.

  1. Add the Amazon Marketplace source to your report: Click Data -> Add Data Source -> JDBC and select the data source.

  2. Configure the query. This article uses the one below:

    SELECT AmazonOrderId, OrderStatus FROM Orders WHERE IsReplacementOrder = True
  3. Drag a chart onto your report and double-click it to edit the chart. Run the report to display the chart. You can use the results of this query to create a simple chart for the Orders table.
  4. Finally, run the report to see the chart.