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The eBay Analytics Excel Add-In is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live eBay Analytics data, directly from Microsoft Excel.

Use Excel to access eBay Analytics Traffic, Customers, Sellers, etc. Perfect for mass imports / exports / updates, data cleansing & de-duplication, Excel based data analysis, and more!

Excel Spreadsheet Automation with the QUERY Formula

Pull data, automate spreadsheets, and more with the QUERY formula.

The CData Excel Add-In for eBay Analytics provides formulas that can query eBay Analytics data. The following three steps show how you can automate the following task: Search eBay Analytics data for a user-specified value and then organize the results into an Excel spreadsheet.

The syntax of the CDATAQUERY formula is the following: =CDATAQUERY(Query, [Connection], [Parameters], [ResultLocation]);

This formula requires three inputs:

  • Query: The declaration of the eBay Analytics data records you want to retrieve, written in standard SQL.
  • Connection: Either the connection name, such as EbayAnalyticsConnection1, or a connection string. The connection string consists of the required properties for connecting to eBay Analytics data, separated by semicolons.

    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.

  • ResultLocation: The cell that the output of results should start from.

Pass Spreadsheet Cells as Inputs to the Query

The procedure below results in a spreadsheet that organizes all the formula inputs in the first column.

  1. Define cells for the formula inputs. In addition to the connection inputs, add another input to define a criterion for a filter to be used to search eBay Analytics data, such as ListingId.
  2. In another cell, write the formula, referencing the cell values from the user input cells defined above. Single quotes are used to enclose values such as addresses that may contain spaces.
  3. =CDATAQUERY("SELECT * FROM TrafficReportByListing WHERE ListingId = '"&B4&"'","OAuthClientId="&B1&";OAuthClientSecret="&B2&";RuName="&B3&";Provider=EbayAnalytics",B5)
  4. Change the filter to change the data.