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Shopify (GraphQL) to Custom Query Your Data

Shopify (GraphQL) & DataChannel for Custom Queries and Efficient Data Management
Arti Gupta
4 min to read

Shopify is a leading online platform that empowers individuals and businesses to create and manage their own online stores. With a rich array of features, Shopify enables users to build websites, process payments, and manage products effortlessly. Beyond just online sales, Shopify supports transactions through social media, marketplaces, and in-person sales, making it a comprehensive tool for modern retail.

In this blog, we’ll talk about  how our users can leverage DataChannel and Shopify GraphQL together to custom query their data efficiently and with minimal effort.

Note: Also read our other blog to activate your data into Shopify with ease.

What is GraphQL?

GraphQL released publicly firstly by Facebook in 2015 is an open-source Query Language for APIs. In contrast to the REST APIs, GraphQL lets users describe what data they would like to fetch (and its structure) by writing a custom query. Shopify also adopted GraphQL in the year 2018, and since then it has become “Shopify's technology of choice for building APIs,” according to its developer website.

Why use DataChannel and Shopify (GraphQL) together?

Shopify GraphQL Admin API lets you build apps and integrations that extend and enhance the Shopify admin. With DataChannel’s new Shopify GraphQL Connector  you can sync data from Shopify GraphQL Admin API to your data warehouse automatically.

DataChannel provides an interactive interface that lets you custom query your Shopify data easily. You can go through our documentation to know all about our integration with Shopify GraphQL. 

Moving on, let’s discuss how you can benefit from using DataChannel and Shopify GraphQL together.

  • No Over or Extra Data.

Shopify (GraphQL) helps users fetch only the data they want with custom structure requirements as well. Combined with DataChannel, users can specify the kind of data they want simply through custom queries. This fine tuned and granular data fetching helps users save time and resources otherwise spent on dealing with unwanted payloads and API responses.

  • Reduced API Calls or Requests

Shopify (GraphQL) and DataChannel eliminate the need for multiple API requests to different endpoints to fetch all the required data. Stakeholders can retrieve all the necessary data in a single query, tailored to their specific requirements. This approach supports efficient workflows and reduces the latency associated with making multiple API calls.

  • Fewer endpoints

Shopify (GraphQL) comprehensive, ‘smart’ endpoint combines different REST API functions under one umbrella. Our users can write ‘custom queries’ to fetch any or all data that they want to retrieve without going for multiple requests as also discussed earlier. Instead of making multiple requests, users can unify their requests using one single query, this functionality reduces server loads and other unnecessary complexities.

How Shopify GraphQL and DataChannel help you simplify Data Extraction?

You can use DataChannel and Shopify GraphQL together to simplify your data extraction process. DataChannel's integration with GraphQL simplifies API interaction by reducing the need to manage multiple URLs, thus streamlining the data extraction process. With all actions accessible through a single endpoint, users can achieve more with fewer requests, saving time and minimizing potential errors. Not only this, our Graph QL integration also enhances flexibility by allowing users to request exactly the data they need in one go, regardless of its complexity, without worrying about which endpoint to call.

Shopify GraphQL and DataChannel work together to enable custom queries and centralize your data effortlessly. We provide structured data retrieval, eliminating the need to handle complex JSON requests or outputs. This streamlined approach allows you to leverage your data with agility, avoiding the complications of complex data formats. You also don’t have to worry about your historical data, you can access it anytime for any specific business use case with us very easily.

So, what are you waiting for, start writing your custom Shopify GraphQL queries with DataChannel today. 

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