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Using the CData ODBC Driver for Azure Management in PyCharm

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

Azure Data Management uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. See the Getting Started section of the CData driver documentation for a guide.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData AzureDataManagement Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Azure Management Description = My Description

Execute SQL to Azure 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 AzureDataManagement};') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT DisplayName, AuthorizationSource FROM Subscriptions WHERE SubscriptionId = 'fadc4-4cdaf-fadc4-4cdaf'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.DisplayName, row.AuthorizationSource)

After connecting to Azure Management in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to Azure Management 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.