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Using the CData ODBC Driver for Shopify in PyCharm

Connect to Shopify as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for Shopify.

The CData ODBC Drivers can be used in any environment that supports loading an ODBC Driver. In this tutorial we will explore using the CData ODBC Driver for Shopify from within PyCharm. Included are steps for adding the CData ODBC Driver as a data source, as well as basic PyCharm code to query the data source and display results.

To begin, this tutorial will assume that you have already installed the CData ODBC Driver for Shopify as well as PyCharm.

Add Pyodbc to the Project

Follow the steps below to add the pyodbc module to your project.

  1. Click File -> Settings to open the project settings window.
  2. Click Project Interpreter from the Project: YourProjectName menu.
  3. To add pyodbc, click the + button and enter pyodbc.
  4. Click Install Package to install pyodbc.

Connect to Shopify

You can now connect with an ODBC connection string or a DSN. See the Getting Started section in the CData driver documentation for a guide to creating a DSN on your OS.

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.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData Shopify Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Shopify Description = My Description AppId = MyAppId Password = MyPassword ShopUrl = https://yourshopname.myshopify.com

Execute SQL to Shopify

Instantiate a Cursor and use the execute method of the Cursor class to execute any SQL statement.

import pyodbc cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={CData ODBC Driver for Shopify};AppId = MyAppId;Password = MyPassword;ShopUrl = https://yourshopname.myshopify.com;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT FirstName, Id FROM Customers WHERE FirstName = 'jdoe1234'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.FirstName, row.Id)

After connecting to Shopify in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to Shopify data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at support@cdata.com.