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How to set WooCommerce data as a JDBC data source in FineReport.

The CData JDBC Driver for WooCommerce fully implements the JDBC standard and can provide WooCommerce data connectivity to a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools and custom applications. In this article, we explain how to set WooCommerce data as JDBC data source in FineReport and view WooCommerce data as a table in the Report Designer.

Set Up a JDBC Data Source of WooCommerce Data

Follow the instruction below to set WooCommerce data as a FineReport database connection.

  1. Copy the cdata.jdbc.woocommerce.jar file from the lib folder in the CData JDBC Driver for WooCommerce installation directory to the lib folder of the FineReport installation directory. You will need to copy the cdata.jdbc.woocommerce.lic file as well.
  2. From the Server tab, select Define Data Connection, click to add a new connection, and click JDBC.

Next we will set up the data connection definition in the window.

  1. Database: Others
  2. JDBC Driver: cdata.jdbc.woocommerce.WooCommerce Driver
  3. URL: A standard JDBC connection string using semicolon-separated connection properties.

    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 &service; 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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.woocommerce.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 JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:woocommerce:Url=https://example.com/; ConsumerKey=ck_ec52c76185c088ecaa3145287c8acba55a6f59ad; ConsumerSecret=cs_9fde14bf57126156701a7563fc87575713c355e5;
  4. Click Connection pool attributes and set Test before getting connections to No.

Click Test connection to ensure you have configured the connection properly. With the connection to WooCommerce set up, you can use it as FineReport data source.

Select WooCommerce Data in the Report Designer.

  1. Click to add a new template data set and select DB query to open the database query window.
  2. Choose the JDBC connection that you created from the dropdown list.
  3. The WooCommerce entities will appear as tables on the left pane.
  4. Write a SELECT statement for the WooCommerce data tables and columns that you want to load.
  5. Click preview and data is shown as table.

With these simple steps, WooCommerce can be used as a JDBC data source in FineReport.