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Connect to live data from Printful with the API Driver

Connect to Printful

Manage Printful Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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

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

Integrate Printful Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Printful 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.

    Start by setting the Profile connection property to the location of the Printful Profile on disk (e.g. C:\profiles\Printful.apip). Next, set the ProfileSettings connection property to the connection string for Printful (see below).

    Printful API Profile Settings

    In order to authenticate to Printful, you'll need to provide your API Key. To get your API Key, first go to 'Settings' then 'Stores'. Select the Store you would like to connect to, then click the 'Add API Access' button to generate an API Key. Set the API Key in the ProfileSettings property to connect.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.api.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Printful data. Printful entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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