Connect to Amazon Marketplace Data from PowerBuilder

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Amazon Marketplace ODBC Driver

The Amazon Marketplace ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Amazon Marketplace data, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Amazon Marketplace like you would a database - access InventoryItems, Orders, Products, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Amazon Marketplace as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

To connect to the Amazon Marketplace Webservice (MWS), AWSAccessKeyId, MWSAuthToken, AWSSecretKey and SellerId are required. You can optionally set the Marketplace property. For more information on obtaining values for these properties, refer to the Help documentation.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Amazon Marketplace

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

  1. In PowerBuilder, click Tools -> Database Painter.
  2. In the Objects window in the Database Painter, right-click the ODBC node and click New Profile.
  3. On the Connection tab, enter a name for the profile and select the Amazon Marketplace DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

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

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