Establishing a Connection
Creating a JDBC Data Source
You can create a JDBC data source to connect from your Java application. Creating a JDBC data source based on the CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics consists of three basic steps:
- Add the driver JAR file to the classpath. The JAR file is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory. Note that the .lic file must be located in the same folder as the JAR file.
- Provide the driver class. For example:
- Provide the JDBC URL. For example:
jdbc:ebayanalytics:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;OAuthClientId=MyAppID;OAuthClientSecret=MyCertID;RuName=MyRuName; or jdbc:cdata:ebayanalytics:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;OAuthClientId=MyAppID;OAuthClientSecret=MyCertID;RuName=MyRuName;
The second format above can be used whenever there is a conflict in your application between drivers using the same URL format to ensure you are using the CData driver. The URL must start with either "jdbc:ebayanalytics:" or "jdbc:cdata:ebayanalytics:" and can include any of the connection properties in name-value pairs separated with semicolons.
Authenticating to eBay Analytics
You can authenticate to the eBay Analytics only via the OAuth 2 authentication method. The eBay Analytics API requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow to authorize the requests.
You can follow the guide on Using OAuth Authentication for a step by step guide on how to authenticate using the OAuth 2 protocol.