This blog will walk you through the process of obtaining all the information required to set up a Shopify DSN.
After installing the Shopify ODBC driver, you will need Host, Client ID, Client Secret and Scope information to get you connected.
You can find this information by logging into your Shopify account where you are able to create “Stores”. Please note that this is not the actual store page.
For example, we have a partner account and are able to log in using the following link:
To obtain the Host name:
- The hostname is found underneath the name of the store. In our case, the hostname is dmltest-2.myshopify.com (outlined in orange)
Based on the screenshot for the DML test, there are 2 applications installed for this store: “Test App” and “DMLTesting” as highlighted in green.
In our example we are going to use “DML Test” app and showcase how to obtain the Client ID and Client Secret.
Obtaining client id and client secret:
- First we need to check a few things before obtaining the Client ID and Client Secret
Under the “URL’s” Please note that the App URL should contain the store name which you are interested in connecting to.
You must include at least one redirect URL before making your app public. Merchants are redirected to these whitelisted URLs after the app is installed.
Specify the Whitelisted redirection URL to: http://localhost:6367/
The following documentation addresses scopes https://help.shopify.com/en/api/getting-started/authentication/oauth/scopes
Note that the use of scope gives access permission to the application.
In our example we will use the following scope
- A browser will open up and if you get an error such as the following
- Simply click either “Install unlisted app” or “Update unlisted app”
Now go back to the Simba Shopify ODBC Driver DSN Setup. There will be an error “Host Unreachable”. This is due to the timing out which occurred as you have accepted installing or updating unlisted app.
Simply Click OK and click “Get Access Token” one more time
Your DSN is now set and you can use it in various ODBC applications to connect to Shopify.