Use the CData ODBC Driver for eBay Analytics in Microsoft Power Query

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eBay Analytics ODBC Driver

The eBay Analytics ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from eBay Analytics, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access eBay Analytics data like you would a database, including eBay Analytics Traffic, Customers, Sellers, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



You can use the CData eBay Analytics ODBC Driver with Microsoft Power Query. In this article, you will use the ODBC driver to import eBay Analytics data into Microsoft Power Query.

The CData ODBC Driver for eBay Analytics enables you to link to eBay Analytics data in Microsoft Power Query, ensuring that you see any updates. This article details how to use the ODBC driver to import eBay Analytics data into Microsoft Power Query.

Connect to eBay Analytics as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

Import eBay Analytics Data

Follow the steps below to import eBay Analytics data using standard SQL:

  1. From the ribbon in Excel, click Power Query -> From Other Data Sources -> From ODBC.

  2. Enter the ODBC connection string. Below is a connection string using the default DSN created when you install the driver: Provider=MSDASQL.1;Persist Security Info=False;DSN=CData EbayAnalytics Source
  3. Enter the SELECT statement to import data with. For example:

    SELECT ListingName, ClickThroughRate FROM TrafficReportByListing WHERE ListingId = '201284405428'
  4. Enter credentials, if required, and click Connect. The results of the query are displayed in the Query Editor Preview. You can combine queries from other data sources or refine the data with Power Query formulas. To load the query to the worksheet, click the Close and Load button.