Using the CData ODBC Driver for Azure Analysis Services in PyCharm

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Azure Analysis Services ODBC Driver

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

Access Azure Analysis Services data like you would a database - read, write, and update Azure Analysis Services AnalysisServicesData, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Connect to Azure Analysis Services as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for Azure Analysis Services.

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 Azure Analysis Services 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 Azure Analysis Services 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 Azure Analysis Services

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 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.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData AAS Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Azure Analysis Services Description = My Description URL = asazure://REGION.asazure.windows.net/server

Execute SQL to Azure Analysis Services

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 AAS};URL = asazure://REGION.asazure.windows.net/server;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT Country, Education FROM Customer WHERE Country = 'Australia'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.Country, row.Education)

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