Connect to Oracle Eloqua Data from PowerBuilder

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Eloqua ODBC Driver

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

Access Eloqua like you would a database - read, write, and update Contacts, Campaigns, Emails, Activities, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Oracle Eloqua 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.

There are two authentication methods available for connecting to Oracle Eloqua: Login and OAuth. The Login method requires you to have the Company, User, and Password of the user.

If you do not have access to the username and password or do not wish to require them, you can use OAuth authentication. OAuth is better suited for allowing other users to access their own data. Using login credentials is better suited for accessing your own data.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Oracle Eloqua

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

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

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