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Connect to Blackbaud FE NXT Data from PowerBuilder

This article demonstrates how to access Blackbaud FE NXT data from PowerBuilder using the CData ADO.NET Provider for Blackbaud FE NXT.

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 Blackbaud FE NXT in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for Blackbaud FE NXT 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:

    SubscriptionKey=MySubscriptionKey;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties.

    See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

  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=AccountId}" Header="AccountId" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Blackbaud FE NXT 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.FinancialEdgeNXT.FinancialEdgeNXTConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.FinancialEdgeNXT.FinancialEdgeNXTConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.FinancialEdgeNXT.FinancialEdgeNXTCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.FinancialEdgeNXT.FinancialEdgeNXTCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.FinancialEdgeNXT.FinancialEdgeNXTDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.FinancialEdgeNXT.FinancialEdgeNXTDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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