Connect to Azure Synapse Data from PowerBuilder

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Azure Synapse ODBC Driver

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

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



This article demonstrates how to use the CData ODBC Driver for Azure Synapse to connect to Azure Synapse data and execute queries in PowerBuilder.

The CData ODBC Driver for Azure Synapse can be used from any platform or development technology that supports ODBC, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to connect to Azure Synapse data and execute queries from the Database Painter and controls such as the DataWindow.

Connect to Azure Synapse as an ODBC Data Source

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.

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.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Azure Synapse

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for Azure Synapse. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with Azure Synapse data.

  1. In PowerBuilder, click Tools -> Database Painter.
  2. In the Objects window in the Database Painter, right-click the ODBC node and click New Profile.
  3. On the Connection tab, enter a name for the profile and select the Azure Synapse DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using Azure Synapse Data with PowerBuilder Controls

You can use standard PowerBuilder objects to connect to ODBC data sources and execute queries. The following example shows how to retrieve Azure Synapse data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

SQLCA.DBMS = "ODBC" SQLCA.DBParm = "ConnectString='DSN=CData AzureSynapse Source'" CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_products.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_products.Retrieve();