Query Amazon Marketplace Data through ODBC in Node.js

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Amazon Marketplace ODBC Driver

The Amazon Marketplace ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Amazon Marketplace data, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Amazon Marketplace like you would a database - access InventoryItems, Orders, Products, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Use node-odbc to execute SQL queries against Amazon Marketplace data from Node.js.

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment that allows you to run JavaScript code outside of a browser. With the CData ODBC Driver for Amazon Marketplace, you can access live Amazon Marketplace data from Node.js apps and scripts. In this article, we walk through installing node-odbc and the required tools to create a simple Node.js app with access to live Amazon Marketplace data.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData ODBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Amazon Marketplace data in Node.js. When you issue complex SQL queries from Node.js to Amazon Marketplace, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Amazon Marketplace and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Connecting to Amazon Marketplace Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Building node-odbc

In order to connect to Amazon Marketplace through the CData ODBC Driver, you need to build node-odbc manually (after installing the required tools).

Installing the Required Tools

The following commands install the tools required to build node-odbc (note the -g parameter, which installs the tools globally).

npm i -g windows-build-tools
npm i -g node-gyp

Building node-odbc

After installing the required tools, create a directory for the Node.js app and install odbc (which builds the binary for us to use in our Node.js script).

mkdir nodeodbc
cd nodeodbc
npm i -g node

Querying Amazon Marketplace from Node.js

With the ODBC Driver installed, a DSN Configured, and node-odbc built, we are ready to query live Amazon Marketplace data from a Node.js app. The sample code below connects to a specific DSN and queries the Orders table.

myscript.js

const odbc = require('odbc');

async function queryAmazonMarketplace() {
    const connection = await odbc.connect(`DSN=CData AmazonMarketplace Source`);
    const data = await connection.query('SELECT AmazonOrderId, OrderStatus FROM Orders');
    console.log(data);
}

queryAmazonMarketplace();

Once you write the app, use node to execute the script:

node myscript.js

Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Amazon Marketplace and start working with your live Amazon Marketplace data in Node.js. Reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions.