Connecting to Stripe
The Sisense Stripe connector is a standalone connector that allows you to import data from Stripe’s API into Sisense. After you have downloaded and installed the connector, you can connect through a connection string you provide Sisense in Sisense. The connection string is used to authenticate users who connect to the Stripe APIs. To obtain a connection string, you will need to create a Stripe app.
Once you have connected to Stripe, you can import a variety of tables from the Stripe API.
This page describes how to install the Stripe connector, how to connect to Stripe with a connection string, and what tables you can import into Sisense:
- Installing the Stripe Connector
- Connecting to the Stripe REST API
- Adding Stripe Tables to your ElastiCube
- Stripe Tables
Sisense provides the Stripe connector as a standalone connector that you can download and add to your list of default Sisense connectors.
To install the Stripe connector:
- Download the Stripe installation file.
- Open the installation file and click Install.
- After the installation process is complete, click Close.
The Stripe connector is displayed in Sisense under Add Data > Web Services.
To access Stripe’s REST API from Sisense, you must provide valid Oauth Stripe credentials through a connection string. These credentials are provided by Stripe when you create an application.
After you receive your credentials from Stripe, you can create the connection string and provide Sisense with it to connect to your data.
Registering an App
Follow the steps below to obtain the OAuth client credentials, the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret:
- Log into your Stripe dashboard and click Your Account > Account Settings > Connect > Platform Settings.
- Enter a name, description, and other information to be displayed to users when they log in to grant permissions to your app.
- If you are making a desktop application, set the Redirect URL to http://localhost:33333 or a different port number of your choice.
If you are making a Web application, set the Redirect URL to a page on your Web app you would like the user to be returned to after they have authorized your application.
Sisense uses connection strings to connect to Stripe and import data into Sisense. Each connection string contains a authentication parameters that the data source uses to verify your identity and what information you can export to Sisense.
TThe connection string to Stripe is in the following format:
Your Stripe connection string should include the following parameters, separated by a semicolon ';'.
- OAuthClientId: Set this to the client Id in the Connect section of your account settings.
- OAuthClientSecret: Set this to a secret key in the API Keys section of your account settings.
- CallbackURL: Set this to the Redirect URL in the Connect section of your account settings.
- InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH. You can use InitiateOAuth to avoid repeating the OAuth exchange and manually setting the OAuthAccessToken connection property.
If you have any issues connecting to your data source, see Troubleshooting JDBC Data Connectors.
To add Stripe data:
- Sisense, click Add Data and then, Stripe. The Connect to Stripe window is displayed.
- In Datasource Connection String, enter your connection string.
- Click Connect to Server. Stripe is displayed in the Select Database list.
- Click OK. Sisense connects to Stripe and displays a list of tables available for you to import.
- Select the relevant tables and click Add.
- The tables are displayed in Sisense.
Stripe’s RESTful APIs expose the following Stripe tables that you can import into Sisense through the Sisense Stripe connector:
|Accounts||Create, update, delete, and query the Accounts you manage in Stripe.|
|BankAccounts||Create, update, delete, and query the available Bank Accounts in Stripe.|
|BankAccountTokens||Insert and query the available Bank Account Tokens in Stripe.|
|Cards||Create, update, and query the available Cards in Stripe.|
|CardTokens||Create and query the available Card Tokens in Stripe.|
|Charges||Create, update, and query the available Charges in Stripe.|
|Coupon||Get and delete the available discount of a Subscription|
|Customers||Create, update, delete, and query the available Customers in Stripe.|
|CustomerDiscounts||Get and delete the available discount of a Customer.|
|Disputes||Update and query the available Disputes in Stripe.|
|Plans||Create, update, delete, and query the available Plans in Stripe.|
|Refunds||Query the available refunds in Stripe.|
|SubscriptionDiscounts||Get and delete the available discount of a Subscription.|
|SubscriptionItems||Create, update, delete, and query the available subscription items in Stripe.|
|TransferReversals||Query the available categories in Stripe.|
|Transfers||Query the available transfers in Stripe.|
|AvailableBalance||Query the Available Balance in Stripe.|
|BalanceHistory||Query Balance History in Stripe.|
|CountrySpecs||Query the available Country Specs in Stripe.|
|Events||Query the available events in Stripe.|
|Orders||Query the available orders in Stripe.|
|PendingBalance||Query the available balance in Stripe.|
|Products||Query the available products in Stripe.|
|Skus||Query the available SKUs in Stripe.|
|126.96.36.199||May 18, 2017||New Objects supported: Coupons, CustomerDiscounts, Plans, SubscriptionDiscounts, SubscriptionItems|
|188.8.131.52||March 16, 2017||General Release|
|184.108.40.206||December 15, 2016||General Beta release|
- Not all fields can be filtered.
- When a field cannot be filtered, you can not perform an accumulative build on that field.