Using the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Concur in PyCharm

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SAP Concur ODBC Driver

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

Access Concur like you would a database - read, write, and update Attendees, Entries, Lists, Items, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Connect to SAP Concur as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Concur.

The CData ODBC Drivers can be used in any environment that supports loading an ODBC Driver. In this tutorial we will explore using the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Concur from within PyCharm. Included are steps for adding the CData ODBC Driver as a data source, as well as basic PyCharm code to query the data source and display results.

To begin, this tutorial will assume that you have already installed the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Concur as well as PyCharm.

Add Pyodbc to the Project

Follow the steps below to add the pyodbc module to your project.

  1. Click File -> Settings to open the project settings window.
  2. Click Project Interpreter from the Project: YourProjectName menu.
  3. To add pyodbc, click the + button and enter pyodbc.
  4. Click Install Package to install pyodbc.

Connect to SAP Concur

You can now connect with an ODBC connection string or a DSN. See the Getting Started section in the CData driver documentation for a guide to creating a DSN on your OS.

SAP Concur uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. You will need to obtain the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret by registering an app with SAP Concur. See the Getting Started section of the help documentation for an authentication guide.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData SAPConcur Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for SAP Concur Description = My Description OAuthClientId = MyOAuthClientId OAuthClientSecret = MyOAuthClientSecret

Execute SQL to SAP Concur

Instantiate a Cursor and use the execute method of the Cursor class to execute any SQL statement.

import pyodbc cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={CData ODBC Driver for SAPConcur};OAuthClientId = MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret = MyOAuthClientSecret;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT Id, OfficeId FROM Departments WHERE Id = '1668776136772254'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.Id, row.OfficeId)

After connecting to SAP Concur in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to SAP Concur data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at