The tap-shopify Meltano extractor pulls data from Shopify that can then be sent to a destination using a loader.

Alternative variants #

Multiple variants of tap-shopify are available. This document describes the default singer-io variant, which is recommended for new users.

Alternative variants are:

Getting Started #

Prerequisites #

If you haven't already, follow the initial steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Install Meltano
  2. Create your Meltano project

Installation and configuration #

  1. Add the tap-shopify extractor to your project using meltano add :

    meltano add extractor tap-shopify
  2. Configure the settings below using meltano config .

Next steps #

Follow the remaining steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Select entities and attributes to extract
  2. Add a loader to send data to a destination
  3. Run a data integration (EL) pipeline
If you run into any issues, learn how to get help.

Capabilities #

Settings #

The settings for extractor tap-shopify that are known to Meltano are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, use the Table of Contents at the top of the page.

Store Subdomain (shop) #

The store subdomain, which can be derived from your Shopify admin URL.

If your admin URL starts with, your store subdomain is my-first-store.

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-shopify set shop <shop>

export TAP_SHOPIFY_SHOP=<shop>

Private App API Password (api_key) #

A Private App API Password or API Key generated using OAuth

How to get #

Create private app #

First, you will need to create a Private App:

  1. Log in to your Shopify store admin at https://<store subdomain>
  2. Click “Apps” in the sidebar on the left
  3. On the bottom of the page, click “Manage private apps” next to “Working with a developer on your shop?”
  4. Click the “Create a new private app” button
  5. Enter a “Private app name” of your choosing, e.g. “Meltano”
  6. Enter your email address under “Emergency developer email”
  7. In the “Admin API” section, click “▼ Review disabled Admin API permissions”
  8. Choose “Read access” rather than “No access” in the access level dropdowns for the following permissions:
  9. Products, variants and collections - read_products, write_products
  10. Orders, transactions and fulfillments - read_orders, write_orders
  11. Customer details and customer groups - read_customers, write_customers
  12. Click “Save”
  13. In the modal that appears, click “I understand, create the app”
Find your API password #

Now that your app has been created, we can acquire the password Meltano will use to authenticate with the Shopify API.

  1. In the “Admin API” section on the private app details page, find the “Password” field and click “Show”
  2. The value that appears (starting with shppa_) is your API password. You can copy and paste it into the Meltano data source configuration.

Screenshot of Shopify interface showing private app API password

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-shopify set api_key <api_key>

export TAP_SHOPIFY_API_KEY=<api_key>

Start Date (start_date) #

Determines how much historical data will be extracted. Please be aware that the larger the time period and amount of data, the longer the initial extraction can be expected to take.

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-shopify set start_date YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ


Looking for help? #

If you're having trouble getting the tap-shopify extractor to work, look for an existing issue in its repository, file a new issue, or join the Meltano Slack community and ask for help in the #plugins-general channel.

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