Connect to Azure DevOps Data in Ruby

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Azure DevOps ODBC Driver

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

Access Azure DevOps data like you would a database - read, write, and update Azure DevOps Accounts, Approvals, Builds, Tests, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Connect to Azure DevOps data in Ruby with ruby-dbi, dbd-odbc, and ruby-odbc.

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

Create an ODBC Connection to Azure DevOps 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 connect to your Azure DevOps account by providing the Organization and PersonalAccessToken.

Obtaining a Personal Access Token

A PersonalAccessToken is necessary for account authentication.

To generate one, log in to your Azure DevOps Organization account and navigate to Profile -> Personal Access Tokens -> New Token. The generated token will be displayed.

If you wish to authenticate to Azure DevOps using OAuth refer to the online Help documentation for an authentication guide.

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 Azure DevOps Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: AzureDevOpsSelect.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 AzureDevOps Source','','') #execute a SELECT query and store the result set resultSet = cnxn.execute("SELECT Id, BuildNumber FROM Builds WHERE Reason = 'Manual'") #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 Azure DevOps data with Ruby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

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