Analyze eBay Analytics Data in Infragistics Reveal

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Use the CData Connect Cloud to create an OData API on top of eBay Analytics data and visualize live eBay Analytics data in Ingragistics Reveal.

Reveal is a data visualization solution provided by Infragistics and can be paired with the CData Connect Cloud and eBay Analytics Connector to build dynamic dashboards from live eBay Analytics data. The CData Connect Cloud creates a virtual database for eBay Analytics and can be used to generate an OData API (natively consumable in Reveal) for eBay Analytics. In this article, we walk through connecting to eBay Analytics in Connect Cloud and connecting to Connect Cloud from Infragistics Reveal to create a simple dashboard.

Add a Connect Cloud User

Create a User to connect to eBay Analytics from Reveal through Connect Cloud.

  1. Click Users -> Add
  2. Configure a User
  3. Click Save Changes and make note of the Authtoken for the new user

Connect to eBay Analytics from Connect Cloud

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

  1. Open Connect Cloud and click Databases
  2. Select "eBay Analytics" from Available Data Sources
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to eBay Analytics.

    You can authenticate to eBay Analytics only via the OAuth 2 authentication method. The eBay Analytics API requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow to authorize the requests.

    You can follow the guide in the Help documentation for a step by step guide on how to authenticate using the OAuth 2 protocol.

  4. Click Test Database
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions (SELECT is all that is required for Reveal).

Add eBay Analytics OData Endpoints in Connect Cloud

After connecting to eBay Analytics, create OData Endpoint for the desired table(s).

  1. Click OData -> Tables -> Add Tables
  2. Select the eBay Analytics database
  3. Select the table(s) you wish to work with and click Next
  4. (Optional) Edit the resource to select specific fields and more
  5. Save the settings

(Optional) Configure Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)

When accessing and connecting to multiple different domains from an application such as Ajax, there is a possibility of violating the limitations of cross-site scripting. In that case, configure the CORS settings in OData -> Settings.

  • Enable cross-origin resource sharing (CORS): ON
  • Allow all domains without '*': ON
  • Access-Control-Allow-Methods: GET, PUT, POST, OPTIONS
  • Access-Control-Allow-Headers: Authorization

Save the changes to the settings.

Create a Dashboard in Reveal

With Connect Cloud configured, we can visualize eBay Analytics data in Reveal.

  1. Log into Reveal and click Dashboards -> New
  2. Click Data Source -> OData Feed
  3. Specify the Connect Cloud API endpoint URL (found in API -> Discovery -> Base URL), for example: https://www.cdatacloud.com/myinstance/api.rsc
  4. Select Generic Credentials and specify the Connect Cloud username and authentication token
  5. Select the entity you wish to visualize
  6. Select fields and choose a chart type

More Information & Free Trial

At this point, you have created a simple dashboard from live eBay Analytics data. For more information on creating OData feeds from eBay Analytics (and more than 150 other sources), visit the Connect Cloud page. Download a free, 30-day trial and start working live eBay Analytics data in tools that consume OData APIs.