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Using the CData ODBC Driver for Dynamics GP in PyCharm

Connect to Dynamics GP as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for Dynamics GP.

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 Dynamics GP 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 Dynamics GP 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 Dynamics GP

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.

To authenticate set the User and Password connection properties.

To connect set the URL to the Web services endpoint; for example, http://{servername}:{port}/Dynamics/GPService. Additionally, set CompanyId; you can obtain this value in the company setup window: Click Tools -> Setup -> Company.

By default, data summaries are not returned to save performance. Set LookupIds to true to return details such as line items; however, note that entities must be retrieved one at a time.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData DynamicsGP Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Dynamics GP Description = My Description CompanyId = mycompanyId user = myuser password = mypassword URL = http://{servername}:{port}/Dynamics/GPService

Execute SQL to Dynamics GP

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 DynamicsGP};CompanyId = mycompanyId;user = myuser;password = mypassword;URL = http://{servername}:{port}/Dynamics/GPService;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT CustomerName, TotalAmount FROM SalesInvoice WHERE CustomerName = 'Bob'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.CustomerName, row.TotalAmount)

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