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Connect to Jira Data from PowerBuilder

This article demonstrates how to use the CData ODBC Driver for Jira to connect to Jira data and execute queries in PowerBuilder.

The CData ODBC Driver for Jira can be used from any platform or development technology that supports ODBC, including Sybase PowerBuilder. This article shows how to connect to Jira data and execute queries from the Database Painter and controls such as the DataWindow.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Jira

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for Jira. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with Jira data.

  1. If you have not already done so, create an ODBC DSN for Jira. The DSN contains the connection properties required to connect to Jira data. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure DSNs. This is the last step of installing the driver. Required connection properties are the following:
    • User
    • Password
    • Url

    To connect to JIRA, provide the User and Password. Additionally, provide the Url; for example,

    See the help documentation for a guide to creating a Jira DSN.
  2. In PowerBuilder, click Tools -> Database Painter.
  3. In the Objects window in the Database Painter, right-click the ODBC node and click New Profile.
  4. On the Connection tab, enter a name for the profile and select the Jira DSN in the Data Source menu.
  5. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using Jira Data with PowerBuilder Controls

You can use standard PowerBuilder objects to connect to ODBC data sources and execute queries. The following example shows how to retrieve Jira data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

SQLCA.DBMS = "ODBC" SQLCA.DBParm = "ConnectString='DSN=CData Jira Source'" CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_issues.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_issues.Retrieve();