Connect to Azure Analysis Services Data from PowerBuilder

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Azure Analysis Services ADO.NET Provider

Rapidly create and deploy powerful .NET applications that integrate with Azure Analysis Services.



This article demonstrates how to access Azure Analysis Services data from PowerBuilder using the CData ADO.NET Provider for Azure Analysis Services.

The CData ADO.NET providers are easy-to-use, standards-based controls that can be used from any platform or development technology that supports Microsoft .NET, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to use the CData ADO.NET Provider for Azure Analysis Services in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for Azure Analysis Services to retrieve data.

  1. In a new WPF Window Application solution, add all the Visual Controls needed for the connection properties. Below is a typical connection string:

    URL=asazure://REGION.asazure.windows.net/server;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    To connect to Azure Analysis Services, set the Url property to a valid server, for instance, asazure://southcentralus.asazure.windows.net/server, in addition to authenticating. Optionally, set Database to distinguish which Azure database on the server to connect to.

    Azure Analysis Services uses the OAuth authentication standard. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Azure Analysis Services using the browser. You can connect without setting any connection properties for your user credentials. See the Help documentation for more information.

  2. Add the DataGrid control from the .NET controls.
  3. Configure the columns of the DataGrid control. Below are several columns from the Account table: <DataGrid AutoGenerateColumns="False" Margin="13,249,12,14" Name="datagrid1" TabIndex="70" ItemsSource="{Binding}"> <DataGrid.Columns> <DataGridTextColumn x:Name="idColumn" Binding="{Binding Path=Id}" Header="Id" Width="SizeToHeader" /> <DataGridTextColumn x:Name="nameColumn" Binding="{Binding Path=Country}" Header="Country" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Azure Analysis Services assembly.

Connect the DataGrid

Once the visual elements have been configured, you can use standard ADO.NET objects like Connection, Command, and DataAdapter to populate a DataTable with the results of an SQL query:

System.Data.CData.AAS.AASConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.AAS.AASConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.AAS.AASCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.AAS.AASCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.AAS.AASDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.AAS.AASDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

The code above can be used to bind data from the specified query to the DataGrid.