Manage PayPal Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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PayPal JDBC Driver

Easy-to-use PayPal client enables Java-based applications to easily consume PayPal Transactions, Orders, Sales, Invoices, etc.



Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for PayPal.

The CData JDBC Driver for PayPal seamlessly integrates PayPal data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access PayPal data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for PayPal in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate PayPal Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register PayPal data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    The provider surfaces tables from two PayPal APIs. The APIs use different authentication methods.

    • The REST API uses the OAuth standard. To authenticate to the REST API, you will need to set the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL properties.
    • The Classic API requires Signature API credentials. To authenticate to the Classic API, you will need to obtain an API username, password, and signature.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to obtaining the necessary API credentials.

    To select the API you want to work with, you can set the Schema property to REST or SOAP. By default the SOAP schema will be used.

    For testing purposes you can set UseSandbox to true and use sandbox credentials.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the PayPal JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.paypal.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:paypal:Schema=SOAP;Username=sandbox-facilitator_api1.test.com;Password=xyz123;Signature=zx2127;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to PayPal data. PayPal entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with PayPal data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the PayPal API.