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Visualize Live Shopify Data in Sisense

Create an ElastiCube in Sisense app with access to live Shopify data.

Sisense lets you join, analyze, and picture data to make more intelligent business decisions and craft effective strategies. The CData JDBC Driver for Shopify makes it easy to integrate with live Shopify data in Sisense. This article shows how to create an ElastiCube that connects to Shopify data and use the ElastiCube to visualize Shopify data in Sisense.

Configure the Connection to Shopify

Before creating the ElastiCube, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CDatat\CData JDBC Driver for Shopify\lib) or copy the jar file (cdata.jdbc.shopify.Shopify.jar) to a new folder in the Sisense JDBC driver directory (typically C:\ProgramData\Sisense\DataConnectors\jdbcdrivers).

  1. In the Data page of the Sisense application, create a new ElastiCube (or open an existing one).
  2. In the Model Editor, click "+ Data" to open the Add Data dialog box.
  3. Click Generic JDBC to open the JDBC settings.
  4. Set the connection string property to the JDBC URL for Shopify, adding required properties.

    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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.shopify.jar

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

    When you configure the JDBC URL, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

    A typical example follows:

    jdbc:shopify:AppId=MyAppId;Password=MyPassword;ShopUrl=https://yourshopname.myshopify.com;
  5. Set the JDBC JARs folder property to the location of the CData JDBC Driver JAR file (see above).
  6. Set the driver's class name to the class name for the JDBC Driver: cdata.jdbc.shopify.ShopifyDriver
  7. Leave the username and password properties blank.
  8. Click Next.

Add Shopify Data to an ElastiCube

Once you are connected to Shopify, you can add tables and views to your ElastiCubes.

  1. From the Tables list, select the tables and/or views you wish to work with.
  2. (Optional) Click "+" to customize the data you want to import with SQL.
  3. Click Done.
  4. Click Build to build the ElastiCube for analytics.

Visualize Shopify Data

With Shopify tables added to your ElastiCube, you can perform analytics on your Shopify data.

  1. Navigate to the Analytics page of the Sisense application
  2. Select a Dashboard (or create a new one)
  3. Select your Data Source and click Create
  4. Click "+ Select Data" and choose fields to add to your visualization.

With the CData JDBC Driver for Shopify, you can access live Shopify data right in Sisense for powerful visualization and analytics. Download a free, 30-day trial and start working with Shopify data in Sisense today!