Connect to Bullhorn CRM Data from PowerBuilder

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Bullhorn CRM ODBC Driver

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

Access Bullhorn CRM data like you would a database - read, write, and update Bullhorn CRM Candidates, Resumes, Searches, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Bullhorn CRM 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.

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.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Bullhorn CRM

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for Bullhorn CRM. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with Bullhorn CRM 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 Bullhorn CRM DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using Bullhorn CRM 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 Bullhorn CRM data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

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