Connect to eBay Analytics Data in Squirrel SQL Client

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eBay Analytics JDBC Driver

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Connect to eBay Analytics data and execute queries in the Squirrel SQL Client.

The CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics enables you to execute queries to eBay Analytics data in tools like Squirrel SQL Client. In this article, you will create a JDBC data source for eBay Analytics data and execute queries.

Add the JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR.

  1. In Squirrel SQL, click Windows -> View Drivers.
  2. Click the plus icon to open the Add Driver wizard.
  3. In the Name box, enter a user-friendly name for the driver; for example, CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics.
  4. In the Example URL box, enter jdbc:ebayanalytics:
  5. In the Extra Class Path tab, click Add.
  6. In the file explorer dialog that opens, select the JAR file for the driver, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  7. Click List Drivers to populate the Class Name menu with the class name for the driver, cdata.jdbc.ebayanalytics.EbayAnalyticsDriver.

Define Connection Properties

Follow the steps below to save connection properties in the driver alias.

  1. Click Windows -> View Aliases.
  2. In the pane that lists the aliases, click the plus icon.
  3. In the Add Alias wizard that opens, the following fields are required for the JDBC driver:

    • Name: Enter a name for the alias; for example, CData eBay Analytics Source.
    • Driver: Select the CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics.
    • URL: Enter jdbc:ebayanalytics:
  4. If you want to define any additional properties, click Properties.
  5. In the Driver properties tab of the dialog that appears, select the Use driver properties checkbox.
  6. In the Specify column, select the checkboxes for the required connection properties.

    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.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:ebayanalytics:OAuthClientId=MyAppID;OAuthClientSecret=MyCertID;RuName=MyRuName;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  7. In the dialog that appears after you click OK, click connect to test the connection.

Discover Schemas and Query eBay Analytics Data

After the metadata has loaded, a new tab for the eBay Analytics data source is displayed. On the Objects subtab, you can discover schema information, such as the available tables and views.

To view table data, select the table on the Objects tab. The table data is then loaded in a grid on the Content tab.

To execute an SQL query, enter the query on the SQL tab and then click Run SQL (the runner icon). For example:

SELECT ListingName, ClickThroughRate FROM TrafficReportByListing WHERE ListingId = '201284405428'