Connect to eBay Analytics Data in RapidMiner

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eBay Analytics JDBC Driver

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



Integrate eBay Analytics data with standard components and data source configuration wizards in RapidMiner Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for eBay Analytics into your processes in RapidMiner. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics to transfer eBay Analytics data to a process in RapidMiner.

Connect to eBay Analytics in RapidMiner as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to eBay Analytics:

  1. Add a new database driver for eBay Analytics: Click Connections -> Manage Database Drivers.
  2. In the resulting wizard, click the Add button and enter a name for the connection.
  3. Enter the prefix for the JDBC URL: jdbc:ebayanalytics:
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.ebayanalytics.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Enter the driver class: cdata.jdbc.ebayanalytics.EbayAnalyticsDriver
  6. Create a new eBay Analytics connection: Click Connections -> Manage Database Connections.
  7. Enter a name for your connection.
  8. For Database System, select the eBay Analytics driver you configured previously.
  9. Enter your connection string in the Host box.

    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.

    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.

    A typical connection string is below:

    OAuthClientId=MyAppID;OAuthClientSecret=MyCertID;RuName=MyRuName;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  10. Enter your username and password if necessary.

You can now use your eBay Analytics connection with the various RapidMiner operators in your process. To retrieve eBay Analytics data, drag the Retrieve operator from the Operators view. With the Retrieve operator selected, you can then define which table to retrieve in the Parameters view by clicking the folder icon next to the "repository entry." In the resulting Repository Browser, you can expand your connection node to select the desired example set.

Finally, wire the output to the Retrieve process to a result, and run the process to see the eBay Analytics data.