Connecting to Shopify

Shopify is an e-commerce platform for selling online, at a retail location, and everywhere in between.

Data integration: Skyvia supports importing data to and from Shopify, exporting Shopify data to CSV files, replicating Shopify data to relational databases, and synchronizing Shopify data with other cloud apps and relational databases.

Backup: Skyvia Backup supports Shopify backup.

Query: Skyvia Query supports Shopify.

 

Shopify-Specific Features and Limitations

Skyvia has the following limitations for Shopify:

Some of the Shopify objects can be accessed only via their parent objects. For example, to query CustomerAddresses, Shopify API requires the id of the corresponding Customer. To get ProductVariants records, Shopify API requires the id of the corresponding Product.
 
Skyvia does not require this id of the parent object from user. If you don't specify the ids of the parent objects (for example, in a filter), Skyvia queries all the parent object records first, takes their ids, and then queries child object records for each parent object record. This allows querying child objects without knowing their parents, but this method takes much time and consumes many API calls. It uses at least one API call for every parent object record (for example, product). Thus, working with ProductVariants can be very slow.
 
Because of this, it is strongly recommended to use filters on the parent object fields when querying data from such child objects. This reduces the number of parent object records, for which child object data must be queried.

 

Shopify Connections

When creating a Shopify connection you simply log in with Shopify, and OAuth authentication token is stored on the Skyvia server. Your Shopify account login and password are not stored on the Skyvia server.

To create a Shopify connection, perform the following steps:

1.Open the Connections page by clicking Connections in the menu on the left side of the page.
2.Сlick the New button.
3.In the opened pane click Shopify.
4.In the opened New Connection dialog box, specify a connection Name that will be used to identify the connection.
5.Specify your Shopify Store.
 
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6.Click Log In with Shopify.
7.In the opened window enter your Shopify credentials and click the Log In button.
 
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8. Wait until the necessary data are transmitted, and then Save the connection.