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Connect to BigCommerce Data in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

Transfer BigCommerce data using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for BigCommerce enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with BigCommerce as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for BigCommerce to set up a simple transfer into a flat file. The CData JDBC Driver for BigCommerce enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with BigCommerce as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for BigCommerce to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to BigCommerce as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to BigCommerce data. In a new CloverDX graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.bigcommerce.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    BigCommerce authentication is based on the standard OAuth flow. To authenticate, you must initially create an app via the Big Commerce developer platform where you can obtain an OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL. These three parameters will be set as connection properties to your driver.

    Additionally, in order to connect to your BigCommerce Store, you will need your StoreId. To find your Store Id please follow these steps:

    1. Log in to your BigCommerce account.
    2. From the Home Page, select Advanced Settings > API Accounts.
    3. Click Create API Account.
    4. A text box named API Path will appear on your screen.
    5. Inside you can see a URL of the following structure: https://api.bigcommerce.com/stores/{Store Id}/v3.
    6. As demonstrated above, your Store Id will be between the 'stores/' and '/v3' path paramters.
    7. Once you have retrieved your Store Id you can either click Cancel or proceed in creating an API Account in case you do not have one already.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.bigcommerce.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:bigcommerce:OAuthClientId=YourClientId; OAuthClientSecret=YourClientSecret; StoreId='YourStoreID'; CallbackURL='http://localhost:33333'InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query BigCommerce Data with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the BigCommerce JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT FirstName, LastName FROM Customers WHERE FirstName = 'Bob'

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the Customers table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.