Connect to eBay Data in DBArtisan

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

Access eBay data like you would a database - read, write, and update Items, Bidders, Transactions, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure eBay data as a data source.

The CData ODBC 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 an data source for eBay in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate eBay Data into DBArtisan Projects

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.

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.

You can then 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 ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. 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.