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Query Shopify Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for Shopify data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Shopify 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 Server), you get live access to Shopify data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Shopify in Connect and work with live Shopify data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Shopify Data

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

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

    To make use of all the features of the data provider, provide the AppId, Password, and ShopUrl connection properties.

    To obtain these values, see the Getting Started section in the help documentation to register the data provider as an application with Shopify.

  4. Click Save Changes
  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 Shopify from MySQL Workbench.

Query Shopify from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Shopify 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 Shopify Data

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

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