Test your BigCommerce integration

You can test your BigCommerce integration by retrieving sample data from a sandbox store to a test company in Codat. This lets you test the Link site that your SMB customers will use when they connect their BigCommerce stores to Codat through the integration.

You can view the sample commerce data in the Codat Portal.

Prerequisites

Add a test company

In the Codat Portal:

  1. Click Companies > New company.
  2. In the Add new company dialog, enter a name for your test company, like bigcommerce-test, then click Add. The Link URL is displayed in the dialog.

Create a sandbox store and add sample data

You must be a BigCommerce Technology Partner to create a sandbox store.

  1. Follow the steps in Create a Sandbox Store in the BigCommerce Dev Center.
  2. Sign in to your BigCommerce dashboard.
  3. From your dashboard, add some sample orders and customers to your store (sample products are created for you).

Connect your test company to your sandbox store

Test the authentication flow that your customers will use when they connect their BigCommerce store using Link.

In the Codat Portal:

  1. Click Companies then locate the test company you created.
  2. Click the Link icon next to the test company.
  3. Enter the Link URL in a new browser tab.
  4. Follow the steps in SMB customer: Authenticate and connect your commerce data.

Retrieve sample commerce data

View sample commerce data from your BigCommerce sandbox store in your test company.

In the Codat Portal:

  1. Click Companies then select the test company you created.

  2. Select Commerce API in the list of products.

  3. View the sample commerce data from your sandbox store.

    If no data is displayed, click Refresh data.


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