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Connect to AWS Management Data from PowerBuilder

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

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

Connect to AWS Management 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 authorize AWSDataManagement requests, provide the credentials for an administrator account or for an IAM user with custom permissions:

  1. Set AccessKey to the access key Id.
  2. Set SecretKey to the secret access key.
  3. Set Region to the region where your AWSDataManagement data is hosted.

Note: Though you can connect as the AWS account administrator, it is recommended to use IAM user credentials to access AWS services.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for AWS Management

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

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

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