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Connect to eBay Data from PowerBuilder

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

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

Connect to eBay 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.

If you will be accessing your own account, you can generate an OAuthAccessToken from your developer account dashboard. You can also allow other users to securely access their own accounts.

Both of these methods require you to create an application key set to obtain values for the following connection properties: AppId, CertId, DevId, and SiteId.

The user consent flow additionally requires the RuName and CallbackURL.

See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for eBay

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

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

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