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Integrate WooCommerce Data into Automated Tasks with Microsoft Flow

Use the CData Cloud Hub to create a virtual SQL Server database for WooCommerce data and integrate live WooCommerce data into your Microsoft Flow tasks.

Microsoft Flow is an online workflow service that automates events (known as workflows) across the most common apps and services. When paired with the CData Cloud Hub, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to WooCommerce data for visualizations, dashboards, and more. This article shows how to connect to the Cloud Hub from Microsoft Flow and integrate live WooCommerce data into your workflows and tasks.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure SQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for WooCommerce, allowing you to easily integrate with live WooCommerce data in Microsoft Flow — without replicating the data. The CData Cloud Hub looks exactly like a SQL Server database to Microsoft Flow and uses optimized data processing out of the box to push all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to WooCommerce, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return WooCommerce data.

Create a Virtual SQL Database for WooCommerce Data

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

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

    WooCommerce supports the following authentication methods: one-legged OAuth1.0 Authentication and standard OAuth2.0 Authentication.

    Connecting using one-legged OAuth 1.0 Authentication

    Specify the following properties (NOTE: the below credentials are generated from WooCommerce settings page and should not be confused with the credentials generated by using WordPress OAuth2.0 plugin):

    • ConsumerKey
    • ConsumerSecret

    Connecting using WordPress OAuth 2.0 Authentication

    After having configured the plugin, you may connect to WooCommerce by providing the following connection properties:

    • OAuthClientId
    • OAuthClientSecret
    • CallbackURL
    • InitiateOAuth - Set this to either GETANDREFRESH or REFRESH

    In either case, you will need to set the Url property to the URL of the WooCommerce instance.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

Connecting to the CData Cloud Hub

To use the Cloud Hub to integrate WooCommerce data into your Flow tasks, you need a new SQL Server connection:

  1. Log in to Microsoft Flow
  2. Click Data -> Connections -> New connection
  3. Select SQL Server
  4. In the connection wizard:

    • Choose to connect directly
    • Set SQL server name to the address of your Cloud Hub instance (myinstance.cdatacloud.net)
    • Set SQL database name to the name of the virtual WooCommerce database you created earlier (like woocommercedb)
    • Set the Username and Password and click Create

Integrating WooCommerce Data into MS Flow Tasks

With the connection to the Cloud Hub configured, you are ready to integrate live WooCommerce data into your Microsoft Flow tasks.

  1. Log in to Microsoft Flow
  2. Click My flows -> New and choose to create the flow from blank or template
  3. Add (or configure) a SQL Server action (like Get rows) and configure the action to connect to your Cloud Hub connection
  4. Select a Table to work with (from the drop-down menu) and configure any advanced options (like filters, orders, etc)
  5. Configure any actions to follow and test, then save the flow

SQL Access to WooCommerce Data from Cloud Applications

Now you have a direct connection to live WooCommerce data from Microsoft Flow tasks. You can create more connections and workflows to drive business — all without replicating WooCommerce data.

To get SQL data access to 100+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your cloud applications, see the CData Cloud Hub.