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Connect to DigitalOcean Data from PowerBuilder

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

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

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for DigitalOcean

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

  1. If you have not already done so, create an ODBC DSN for DigitalOcean. The DSN contains the connection properties required to connect to DigitalOcean 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:

    DigitalOcean uses OAuth 2.0 authentication. To authenticate using OAuth, you can use the embedded credentials or register an app with DigitalOcean.

    See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

    See the help documentation for a guide to creating a DigitalOcean 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 DigitalOcean DSN in the Data Source menu.
  5. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using DigitalOcean 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 DigitalOcean data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

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