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Manage eBay Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for eBay.

The CData JDBC Driver for eBay seamlessly integrates eBay data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access eBay data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for eBay in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate eBay Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register eBay data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.ebay.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:ebay:AppId=MyAppId;CertId=MyCertId;DevId=MyDevId;SiteId=MySiteId;RuName=MyRuName;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to eBay data. eBay entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with eBay data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the eBay API.