Connect to Bullhorn CRM Data from PowerBuilder

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Bullhorn CRM ADO.NET Provider

Rapidly create and deploy powerful .NET applications that integrate with Bullhorn CRM.



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

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 Bullhorn CRM in PowerBuilder.

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

    DataCenterCode=CLS33;OAuthClientId=myoauthclientid;OAuthClientSecret=myoauthclientsecret;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    Begin by providing your Bullhorn CRM account credentials in the following:

    If you are uncertain about your data center code, codes like CLS2, CLS21, etc. are cluster IDs that are contained in a user's browser URL (address bar) once they are logged in.

    Example: https://cls21.bullhornstaffing.com/BullhornSTAFFING/MainFrame.jsp?#no-ba... indicates that the logged in user is on CLS21.

    Authenticating with OAuth

    Bullhorn CRM uses the OAuth 2.0 authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, create and configure a custom OAuth app. See the Help 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=Id}" Header="Id" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Bullhorn CRM 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.BullhornCRM.BullhornCRMConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.BullhornCRM.BullhornCRMConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.BullhornCRM.BullhornCRMCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.BullhornCRM.BullhornCRMCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.BullhornCRM.BullhornCRMDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.BullhornCRM.BullhornCRMDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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