Using the CData ODBC Driver for AWS Management in PyCharm

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AWS Management ODBC Driver

Access AWS configuration & billing info info through ODBC

Connect to AWS Management as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for AWS Management.

The CData ODBC Drivers can be used in any environment that supports loading an ODBC Driver. In this tutorial we will explore using the CData ODBC Driver for AWS Management from within PyCharm. Included are steps for adding the CData ODBC Driver as a data source, as well as basic PyCharm code to query the data source and display results.

To begin, this tutorial will assume that you have already installed the CData ODBC Driver for AWS Management as well as PyCharm.

Add Pyodbc to the Project

Follow the steps below to add the pyodbc module to your project.

  1. Click File -> Settings to open the project settings window.
  2. Click Project Interpreter from the Project: YourProjectName menu.
  3. To add pyodbc, click the + button and enter pyodbc.
  4. Click Install Package to install pyodbc.

Connect to AWS Management

You can now connect with an ODBC connection string or a DSN. See the Getting Started section in the CData driver documentation for a guide to creating a DSN on your OS.

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.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData AWSDataManagement Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for AWS Management Description = My Description AccessKey = myAccessKey Account = myAccountName Region = us-east-1

Execute SQL to AWS Management

Instantiate a Cursor and use the execute method of the Cursor class to execute any SQL statement.

import pyodbc cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={CData ODBC Driver for AWSDataManagement};AccessKey = myAccessKey;Account = myAccountName;Region = us-east-1;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT PartitionKey, Name FROM NorthwingProducts WHERE Id = '1'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.PartitionKey, row.Name)

After connecting to AWS Management in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to AWS Management data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at