How to visualize PrestaShop data with Chartbrew
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How to visualize PrestaShop data with Chartbrew

Learn how to create charts and visualize your PrestaShop data to make better business decisions.
How to visualize PrestaShop data with Chartbrew
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This tutorial was created with the help of Franck Lefèvre, the creator of the PrestaShop Chartbrew Connector module.

Connect with Franck:
💻 Website: lefevre.dev
🐥 Twitter: Progi1984

If you need more data than customers or orders, do not hesitate to contact the author of the module.

This tutorial is going to show how to connect to PrestaShop and create a few charts using Chartbrew's chart builder. To get started, make sure you have access to PrestaShop BackOffice and a Chartbrew account.

Install the Chartbrew connector for PrestaShop

From your PrestaShop's Back Office, click on the Modules menu option and enter "Chartbrew" in the search box. You can buy the module from the Addons Marketplace.

Search for the Chartbrew Connector in the PrestaShop Back Office

Click on the Configure button to set up the module and to get access to the API key that we will need later on.

Chartbrew Connector configuration in PrestaShop

The configuration screen allows you to enter your credentials to allow Chartbrew to pull data from your PrestaShop. You can define your own, or click on the Generate button to create them automatically. We will need the key and value for the next step of the setup.

The API will then be available at a domain with this format:

  • https://<your-prestashop.com>/module/chartbrewconnector/data

Create a PrestaShop connection in Chartbrew

Log in or sign up for a new Chartbrew account, then head over to one of your projects to create a new PrestaShop Connection. To get the data we need, we will work with the API connection available in Chartbrew. From the Connections page, select the API option to start the configuration.

API integration in Chartbrew to connect to PrestaShop

You will need to configure the following:

  • Enter a name for your connection so you can identify it later
  • Enter https://your-prestashop.com/module/chartbrewconnector/data as the hostname of your API and replace your-prestashop.com with your shop's address
  • Choose "Basic Auth" in the authentication methods
  • Enter the API key generated on PrestaShop in the Username field
  • Enter the API Key Value generated above in the "Password or API Key Value" field
Entering the PrestaShop credentials for the Chartbrew connection

You can then test your connection to see a preview of your data. If it's successful, press the Save connection button, and let's create some charts.

Create a Chartbrew chart with PrestaShop data

From your Chartbrew dashboard, click on the Create new chart button. Enter a name for your chart and click on Start editing to get started.

Creating a new customer chart in Chartbrew

On the right side, click on the Add the first dataset button, after which you will have to associate this dataset with the new PrestaShop connection. Click on the Get Data button to start configuring the request.

Configuring a PrestaShop chart in Chartbrew

Depending on the information you need, you will need to configure the route to fetch the right data. At the moment you can indicate what data to get like this:

  • Customers: ?type=customers
  • Orders: ?type=orders

For our example, we are fetching customers, so we use ?type=customers. If you want to fetch a lot of data, you will need to also set up the automatic pagination, so Chartbrew will know how much data to get from PrestaShop. You can see the pagination settings in the screenshot below.

Chartbrew paginating the PrestaShop request

After the configuration is done, press the Run the request button to get the data from PrestaShop.

Getting data into Chartbrew from PrestaShop API

In this example, we want to create a chart to track user registrations over time. In this case, choose these parameters:

  • date_add for X-Axis
  • id and Count for Y-Axis

The chart will then load automatically and you can track customer registrations.

PrestaShop chart to show user registration over time in Chartbrew

Next steps

There's much more you can do with Chartbrew. Now that you know how to create charts from your PrestaShop data, you can learn about the other different aspects to get the most value out of Chartbrew:

Join our Discord server to chat with other Chartbrew users and ask any questions you may have about the platform. Have fun brewing!