Connect to eBay Analytics Data from PowerBuilder

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eBay Analytics ADO.NET Provider

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

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 eBay Analytics in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for eBay Analytics 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=MyAppID;OAuthClientSecret=MyCertID;RuName=MyRuName;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    You can authenticate to eBay Analytics only via the OAuth 2 authentication method. The eBay Analytics API requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow to authorize the requests.

    You can follow the guide in the Help documentation for a step by step guide on how to authenticate using the OAuth 2 protocol.

  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=ListingName}" Header="ListingName" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for eBay Analytics 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.EbayAnalytics.EbayAnalyticsConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.EbayAnalytics.EbayAnalyticsConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.EbayAnalytics.EbayAnalyticsCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.EbayAnalytics.EbayAnalyticsCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.EbayAnalytics.EbayAnalyticsDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.EbayAnalytics.EbayAnalyticsDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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