Connect to Azure Synapse Data from PowerBuilder

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Azure Synapse ADO.NET Provider

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



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

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 Synapse in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for Azure Synapse to perform reads and writes.

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

    User=myuser;Password=mypassword;Server=localhost;Database=Northwind;

    Connecting to Azure Synapse

    In addition to providing authentication (see below), set the following properties to connect to a Azure Synapse database:

    • Server: The server running Azure. You can find this by logging into the Azure portal and navigating to Azure Synapse Analytics -> Select your database -> Overview -> Server name.
    • Database: The name of the database, as seen in the Azure portal on the Azure Synapse Analytics page.

    Authenticating to Azure Synapse

    Connect to Azure Synapse using the following properties:

    • User: The username provided for authentication with Azure.
    • Password: The password associated with the authenticating user.

  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=Id}" Header="Id" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Azure Synapse 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.AzureSynapse.AzureSynapseConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.AzureSynapse.AzureSynapseConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.AzureSynapse.AzureSynapseCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.AzureSynapse.AzureSynapseCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.AzureSynapse.AzureSynapseDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.AzureSynapse.AzureSynapseDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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