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Query eBay Analytics Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for eBay Analytics data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live eBay Analytics 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 Analytics data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for eBay Analytics in Connect and work with live eBay Analytics data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for eBay Analytics 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 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 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 Analytics from MySQL Workbench.

Query eBay Analytics from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to eBay Analytics 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 Analytics Data

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

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