Validate eBay Analytics Data with QuerySurge

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eBay Analytics JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with eBay Analytics.



Access and validate eBay Analytics data in QuerySurge using the CData JDBC Driver.

QuerySurge is a smart data testing solution that automates data validation and testing. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics, QuerySurge can work with live eBay Analytics data. This article walks through connecting to eBay Analytics data from QuerySurge.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live eBay Analytics data. When you issue complex SQL queries to eBay Analytics, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to eBay Analytics and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations). Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze eBay Analytics data using native data types.

Connecting to eBay Analytics Data in QuerySurge

To connect to live eBay Analytics data from QuerySurge, you need to deploy the JDBC Driver JAR file to your QuerySurge Agent(s) and add a new connection from the QuerySurge Admin view.

Deploy the JDBC Driver

  1. Download the CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics installer, unzip the package, and run the JAR file to install the driver.
  2. Once the driver is installed, stop the Agent Service.
  3. Copy the JAR File (and license file if it exists) from the installation location (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics\lib\) to your Agent(s) (QuerySurge_install_dir\agent\jdbc).
  4. Restart the Agent Service.

For more information on deploying JDBC drivers for QuerySurge, refer to the QuerySurge Knowledge Base.

Configure a New Connection to eBay Analytics

  1. Log into QuerySurge and navigate to the Admin view.
  2. Click Configuration -> Connections in the Administration Tree.
  3. Click Add to create a new connection.
  4. In the QuerySurge Connection Wizard, click Next.
  5. Name the connection (e.g. CData JDBC Connection to eBay Analytics).
  6. Set the Data Source to "All Other JDBC Connections (Connection Extensibility)" and click Next.
  7. Set the Driver Class to cdata.jdbc.ebayanalytics.EbayAnalyticsDriver and click Next.
  8. Set the Connection URL using the necessary connection properties to authenticate with eBay Analytics. Your Connection URL will look something like the following:

    jdbc:ebayanalytics:OAuthClientId=MyAppID;OAuthClientSecret=MyCertID;RuName=MyRuName;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the eBay Analytics JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.ebayanalytics.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    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.

  9. Set the Test Query to enable the Test Connection button for the Connection (e.g. SELECT * FROM TrafficReportByListing LIMIT 1) and click Next.
  10. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click Save to add the connection.

Once the connection is added, you can write SQL queries against your eBay Analytics data in QuerySurge.

Compare eBay Analytics Data Queries with a QueryPair

With the connection configured, you can follow the steps below to compare querying eBay Analytics data with a QueryPair.

  1. Select "Design Library" from the Design Menu
  2. Click QueryPairs under QuerySurge Design
  3. Click "Create New QueryPair"
  4. Name the QueryPair and click Save
  5. In either the Source or Target panes, select the connection created above (select the same connection to query eBay Analytics twice or another connection to perform a comparison)
  6. Write queries in the Editor for each pane, e.g. SELECT * FROM TrafficReportByListing
  7. Click the "Design-Time Run" tab to execute the queries
  8. When the query execution is finished, click "View Query Results" to see the eBay Analytics data returned by the query

Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics and start working with your live eBay Analytics data in QuerySurge. Reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions.