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Access Live WooCommerce Data in TIBCO Data Virtualization

Use the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for WooCommerce to create a WooCommerce data source in TIBCO Data Virtualization Studio and gain access to live WooCommerce data from your TDV Server.

TIBCO Data Virtualization (TDV) is an enterprise data virtualization solution that orchestrates access to multiple and varied data sources. When paired with the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for WooCommerce, you get federated access to live WooCommerce data directly within TIBCO Data Virtualization. This article walks through deploying an adapter and creating a new data source based on WooCommerce.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData TIBCO DV Adapter offers unmatched performance for interacting with live WooCommerce data. When you issue complex SQL queries to WooCommerce, the adapter pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to WooCommerce. Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze WooCommerce data using native data types.

Deploy the WooCommerce TIBCO DV Adapter

  1. In a console, navigate to the bin folder in the TDV Server installation directory. If there is a current version of the adapter installed, you will need to undeploy it.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -undeploy -version 1 -name WooCommerce
    
  2. Extract the CData TIBCO DV Adapter to a local folder and deploy the JAR file (tdv.woocommerce.jar) to the server from the extract location.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -deploy -package /PATH/TO/tdv.woocommerce.jar
    

You may need to restart the server to ensure the new JAR file is loaded properly, which can be accomplished by running the composite.bat script located at: C:\Program Files\TIBCO\TDV Server <version>\bin. Note that reauthenticating to the TDV Studio is required after restarting the server.

Sample Restart Call

.\composite.bat monitor restart

Authenticate with WooCommerce Using OAuth

Since WooCommerce authenticates using the OAuth protocol and TDV Studio does not support browser-based authentication internally, you will need to create and run a simple Java application to retrieve the OAuth tokens. Once retrieved, the tokens are used to connect to WooCommerce directly from the adapter.

The following code sample shows how to authenticate with WooCommerce. You will simply need to execute the Java application with the tdv.woocommerce.jar file in the class path.

WooCommerceOAuth oauth = new WooCommerceOAuth();  
oauth.generateOAuthSettingsFile("InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;" + 
                                  "Url=https://example.com/; ConsumerKey=ck_ec52c76185c088ecaa3145287c8acba55a6f59ad; ConsumerSecret=cs_9fde14bf57126156701a7563fc87575713c355e5; " + 
                                  "OAuthSettingsLocation=C:\woocommerce\OAuthSettings.txt;");

Once you deploy the adapter and authenticate, you can create a new data source for WooCommerce in TDV Studio.

Create a WooCommerce Data Source in TDV Studio

With the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for WooCommerce, you can easily create a data source for WooCommerce and introspect the data source to add resources to TDV.

Create the Data Source

  1. Right-click on the folder you wish to add the data source to and select New -> New Data Source.
  2. Scroll until you find the adapter (e.g. WooCommerce) and click Next.
  3. Name the data source (e.g. CData WooCommerce Source).
  4. Fill in the required 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 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.

    NOTE: Set the OAuthSettingsLocation property in the DV Adapter to the same value you used when performing the OAuth authentication (see above).

  5. Click Create & Close.

Introspect the Data Source

Once the data source is created, you can introspect the data source by right-clicking and selecting Open. In the dashboard, click Add/Remove Resources and select the Tables, Views, and Stored Procedures to include as part of the data source. Click Next and Finish to add the selected WooCommerce tables, views, and stored procedures as resources.

After creating and introspecting the data source, you are ready to work with WooCommerce data in TIBCO Data Virtualization just like you would any other relational data source. You can create views, query using SQL, publish the data source, and more.