Connect to PayPal Data in DBArtisan

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PayPal ODBC Driver

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

Access PayPal Transactions, Orders, Sales, Invoices, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure PayPal data as a data source.

The CData ODBC 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 an data source for PayPal in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate PayPal Data into DBArtisan Projects

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.

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.

You can then 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 ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. 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.