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Connect to Authorize.Net Data in Ruby

Connect to Authorize.Net data in Ruby with ruby-dbi, dbd-odbc, and ruby-odbc.

The CData ODBC Driver for Authorize.Net makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live Authorize.Net data in Ruby. This article shows how to create a simple Ruby app that connects to Authorize.Net data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Create an ODBC Connection to Authorize.Net Data

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.

Installing Ruby and Necessary Gems

If you do not have Ruby installed, refer to the Ruby installation page. With Ruby installed, you will need to install the ruby-dbi, dbd-odbc, and ruby-odbc gems:

gem install dbi gem install dbd-odbc gem install ruby-odbc

Create a Ruby App with Connectivity to Authorize.Net Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: AuthorizeNetSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

#connect to the DSN require 'DBI' cnxn = DBI.connect('DBI:ODBC:CData AuthorizeNet Source','','') #execute a SELECT query and store the result set resultSet = cnxn.execute("SELECT MarketType, TotalCharge FROM SettledBatchList") #display the names of the columns resultSet.column_names.each do |name| print name, "\t" end puts #display the results while row = resultSet.fetch do (0..resultSet.column_names.size - 1).each do |n| print row[n], "\t" end puts end resultSet.finish #close the connection cnxn.disconnect if cnxn

With the file completed, you are ready to display your Authorize.Net data with Ruby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

ruby AuthorizeNetSelect.rb Writing SQL-92 queries to Authorize.Net allows you to quickly and easily incorporate Authorize.Net data into your own Ruby applications. Download a free trial today!