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Query eBay Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live eBay data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for eBay to query eBay data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live eBay data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to eBay Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to eBay data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query eBay from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to eBay through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for eBay).
  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 SQL Gateway for eBay).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve eBay data, like SELECT * FROM `CData Ebay Sys`.ItemListing;

With access to live eBay data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update eBay, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for eBay and the CData SQL Gateway.