Using the CData ODBC Driver for eBay Analytics in PyCharm

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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.



Connect to eBay Analytics as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for eBay Analytics.

The CData ODBC Drivers can be used in any environment that supports loading an ODBC Driver. In this tutorial we will explore using the CData ODBC Driver for eBay Analytics from within PyCharm. Included are steps for adding the CData ODBC Driver as a data source, as well as basic PyCharm code to query the data source and display results.

To begin, this tutorial will assume that you have already installed the CData ODBC Driver for eBay Analytics as well as PyCharm.

Add Pyodbc to the Project

Follow the steps below to add the pyodbc module to your project.

  1. Click File -> Settings to open the project settings window.
  2. Click Project Interpreter from the Project: YourProjectName menu.
  3. To add pyodbc, click the + button and enter pyodbc.
  4. Click Install Package to install pyodbc.

Connect to eBay Analytics

You can now connect with an ODBC connection string or a DSN. See the Getting Started section in the CData driver documentation for a guide to creating a DSN on your OS.

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 the syntax for a DSN:

[CData EbayAnalytics Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for eBay Analytics Description = My Description OAuthClientId = MyAppID OAuthClientSecret = MyCertID RuName = MyRuName

Execute SQL to eBay Analytics

Instantiate a Cursor and use the execute method of the Cursor class to execute any SQL statement.

import pyodbc cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={CData ODBC Driver for EbayAnalytics};OAuthClientId = MyAppID;OAuthClientSecret = MyCertID;RuName = MyRuName;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT ListingName, ClickThroughRate FROM TrafficReportByListing WHERE ListingId = '201284405428'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.ListingName, row.ClickThroughRate)

After connecting to eBay Analytics in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to eBay Analytics data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at support@cdata.com.