Explore Geographical Relationships in Amazon Marketplace Data with Power Map

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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.



Create data visualizations with Amazon Marketplace data in Power Map.

The CData ODBC Driver for Amazon Marketplace is easy to set up and use with self-service analytics solutions like Power BI: Microsoft Excel provides built-in support for the ODBC standard. This article shows how to load the current Amazon Marketplace data into Excel and start generating location-based insights on Amazon Marketplace data in Power Map.

Create an ODBC Data Source for Amazon Marketplace

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

When you configure the DSN, 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.

When you configure the DSN, 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.

Import Amazon Marketplace Data into Excel

You can import data into Power Map either from an Excel spreadsheet or from Power Pivot. For a step-by-step guide to use either method to import Amazon Marketplace data, see the "Using the ODBC Driver" section in the help documentation.

Geocode Amazon Marketplace Data

After importing the Amazon Marketplace data into an Excel spreadsheet or into PowerPivot, you can drag and drop Amazon Marketplace entities in Power Map. To open Power Map, click any cell in the spreadsheet and click Insert -> Map.

In the Choose Geography menu, Power Map detects the columns that have geographic information. In the Geography and Map Level menu in the Layer Pane, you can select the columns you want to work with. Power Map then plots the data. A dot represents a record that has this value. When you have selected the geographic columns you want, click Next.

Select Measures and Categories

You can then simply select columns: Measures and categories are automatically detected. The available chart types are Stacked Column, Clustered Column, Bubble, Heat Map, and Region.