Build eBay Analytics-Connected Web Apps in Servoy

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eBay Analytics JDBC Driver

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



Use Servoy Developer to easily connect to eBay Analytics data and build web apps with connectivity to live eBay Analytics data.

Servoy is a rapid application development and deployment platform. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics, users can build eBay Analytics-connected apps that work with live eBay Analytics data. This article describes how to connect to eBay Analytics from Servoy and build a simple web app to display and search eBay Analytics data.

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 lets you work with eBay Analytics data using native data types.

Connect to eBay Analytics in Servoy Developer

To build eBay Analytics-connected apps, you need to first create a data provider in Servoy Developer using the CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics.

  1. Install the JDBC Driver.
  2. Copy the JDBC Driver JAR file. (cdata.jdbc.ebayanalytics.jar) to the /application_server/drivers/ directory in the installation directory for Servoy.
  3. Open Servoy Developer.
  4. In the Solution Explorer, right-click Database Server (under Resources) and choose "Connect to existing database" -> "empty."
    1. Name the server.
    2. Click to show the advanced server settings.
      • Set the URL, for example: 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.

      • Select the Driver class you just copied, for example, cdata.jdbc.ebayanalytics.EbayAnalyticsDriver

Build a eBay Analytics-Connected Web App

Once you have configured the connection to eBay Analytics in the Servoy Developer resources, you are ready to build apps with access to live eBay Analytics data.

Create a New Solution

  1. In the Server Explorer, right-click "All solutions" and select "Create new solution."
  2. Name the solution.
  3. Select the checkbox to include the "search" module.
  4. Click "Finish."

Create a New Form

Right-click "Forms" and select "Create new form."

  1. Name the form.
  2. Select a Datasource.
  3. Set the type (e.g., Simple) and click "Finish."

Add a Data Grid to the Form

  1. Drag a Data Grid component (from Servoy NG-Grids) onto the form.
  2. Drag a column component onto the Data Grid and set the "dataprovider" property for each column component to a column from the eBay Analytics "table" (e.g., ListingName from the TrafficReportByListing table).

    Continue adding columns as desired.

Add Searching to the App

Note that the "svySearch" extension is required to add search functionality (included by default when you create a new solution). If you did not add the extension when you created the solution or you are modifying an existing solution, you can add the search module by right-clicking Modules (in the solution) and selecting "Add Module." Select "svySearch" and click "OK."

  1. Drag a Text Field component onto the Form.
  2. Right-click the Form and select "Open in Script Editor."
  3. Create a new variable (JavaScript) to hold the search value:
    var searchText = '';
    
  4. Back on the Form, in the Text Field properties:
    1. Set the "dataprovider" property to the Form variable you just created.
    2. Double-click to add a method for the onAction event.
    3. Click to create the method in "Form," name the method (e.g., onEnter), and click "Create private."
    4. Click "OK & Show."
  5. Add the following JavaScript to the JavaScript file to use the Servoy framework to implement searching bound data based on the text in the Text Field:
    var search = scopes.svySearch.createSimpleSearch(foundset).setSearchText(searchText);
    search.setSearchAllColumns();
    search.loadRecords(foundset);
    

Save and Launch the App

Save the form and JavaScript file, then click Run -> Launch NGClient to start the web app.

Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics and start building eBay Analytics-connected apps with Servoy. Reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions.