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The Shopify ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Shopify, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Shopify data like you would a database - read, write, and update Shopify Customers, Products, Orders, Transactions, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

How to Query Shopify Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Shopify data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Shopify 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.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Shopify 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 Shopify from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Shopify through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Shopify).
  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 SQL Gateway for Shopify).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Shopify data, like SELECT * FROM `CData Shopify Sys`.Customers;

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