Query eBay Data in MySQL Workbench

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Create a virtual MySQL database for eBay data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live eBay data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to eBay data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for eBay in Connect and work with live eBay data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for eBay Data

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

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "eBay" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to eBay.

    If you will be accessing your own account, you can generate an OAuthAccessToken from your developer account dashboard. You can also allow other users to securely access their own accounts.

    Both of these methods require you to create an application key set to obtain values for the following connection properties: AppId, CertId, DevId, and SiteId.

    The user consent flow additionally requires the RuName and CallbackURL.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to eBay from MySQL Workbench.

Query eBay from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual eBay database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live eBay data.

Connect to eBay through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query eBay Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve eBay data, like SELECT * FROM ebaydb.ItemListing;

With access to live eBay data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update eBay, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with eBay just like a MySQL database today.