Connect to Confluence Data from PowerBuilder

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Confluence ODBC Driver

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

Access Confluence data like you would a database - read, write, and update Confluence Attachments, Comments, Groups, Users, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Confluence 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.

Obtaining an API Token

An API token is necessary for account authentication. To generate one, login to your Atlassian account and navigate to API tokens > Create API token. The generated token will be displayed.

Connect Using a Confluence Cloud Account

To connect to a Cloud account, provide the following (Note: Password has been deprecated for connecting to a Cloud Account and is now used only to connect to a Server Instance.):

  • User: The user which will be used to authenticate with the Confluence server.
  • APIToken: The API Token associated with the currently authenticated user.
  • Url: The URL associated with your JIRA endpoint. For example, https://yoursitename.atlassian.net.

Connect Using a Confluence Server Instance

To connect to a Server instance, provide the following:

  • User: The user which will be used to authenticate with the Confluence instance.
  • Password: The password which will be used to authenticate with the Confluence server.
  • Url: The URL associated with your JIRA endpoint. For example, https://yoursitename.atlassian.net.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Confluence

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

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

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