Query ShipStation Data in MySQL Workbench

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Create a virtual MySQL database for ShipStation data in CData Connect (or Connect Cloud) and work with live ShipStation data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Cloud), you get live access to ShipStation data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for ShipStation in Connect and work with live ShipStation data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for ShipStation Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Databases.
  2. Select "ShipStation" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to ShipStation.

    Use the BASIC Authentication standard to connect.

    1. Login to your ShipStation account
    2. Click on the settings icon in the upper right corner. A column menu will show up on the left
    3. Click Account -> API Settings
    4. On the API Settings page, note the API Key and API Secret.

    Authenticating to ShipStation

    • APIKey: Set this to the API key from the API settings page.
    • APISecret: Set this to the Secret key from the API settings page.
  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to ShipStation from MySQL Workbench.

Query ShipStation from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual ShipStation database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live ShipStation data.

Connect to ShipStation through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  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 ShipStation Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve ShipStation data, like SELECT * FROM shipstationdb.Tags;

With access to live ShipStation data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update ShipStation, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with ShipStation as a cloud-based MySQL database today.