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Connect to Salesforce Chatter Data from PowerBuilder

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

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 Salesforce Chatter in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for Salesforce Chatter to retrieve data.

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

    OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:343343;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    Salesforce Chatter uses OAuth 2.0 authentication. To authenticate to Salesforce Chatter via OAuth 2.0, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with Salesforce Chatter.

  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=Name}" Header="Name" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Salesforce Chatter 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.SalesforceChatter.SalesforceChatterConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.SalesforceChatter.SalesforceChatterConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.SalesforceChatter.SalesforceChatterCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.SalesforceChatter.SalesforceChatterCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.SalesforceChatter.SalesforceChatterDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.SalesforceChatter.SalesforceChatterDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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