Connect to Authorize.Net Data from PowerBuilder

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Authorize.Net ODBC Driver

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

Access Authorize.NET Transactions, Customers, BatchStatistics, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Authorize.Net 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.

You can obtain the necessary connection properties on the Security Settings -> General Settings page after logging into your Merchant Account.

  • UseSandbox: The Authorize.Net API to be used to process transactions. If you are using a production account, this property can be left blank. If you are using a developer test account, set this to 'TRUE'.
  • LoginID: The API login Id associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions. Note that this value is not the same as the login Id that you use to log in to the Merchant Interface.
  • TransactionKey: The transaction key associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Authorize.Net

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for Authorize.Net. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with Authorize.Net 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 Authorize.Net DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

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

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