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Connect to live data from Printify with the API Driver

Connect to Printify

How to Query Printify Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Printify data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Printify to query Printify data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Printify data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Printify Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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

Printify API Profile Settings

In order to authenticate to Printify, you'll need to provide your API Key. To get your API Key navigate to My Profile, then Connections. In the Connections section you will be able to generate your Personal Access Token (API Key) and set your Token Access Scopes. Personal Access Tokens are valid for one year. An expired Personal Access Token can be re-generated using the same steps after it expires. Set the API Key to your Personal Access Token in the ProfileSettings property to connect.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Printify data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query Printify from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Printify database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Printify data.

Connect to Printify through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Printify).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Printify Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Printify).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Printify data, like SELECT * FROM `CData API Sys`.Tags;

With access to live Printify data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Printify, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData API Driver for ODBC and the CData SQL Gateway.