Connect to Exact Online Data from PowerBuilder

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Exact Online ADO.NET Provider

Rapidly create and deploy powerful .NET applications that integrate with Exact Online account data including Accounts, Divisions, Opportunities, and more!



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

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 Exact Online in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for Exact Online to perform reads and writes.

  1. In a new WPF Window Application solution, add all the Visual Controls needed for the connection properties. Below is a typical connection string:

    Region='United States';Division=5512;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    Exact Online uses the OAuth authentication standard. The InitiateOAuth connection property facilitates the OAuth flow -- by default, this is set to GETANDREFRESH. You can also use the embedded OAuth credentials or you can register an OAuth app with Exact to obtain your own. In addition to the OAuth values, provide the Region. If Division is not set, the default Division is determined.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information.

  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=Name}" Header="Name" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Exact Online 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.ExactOnline.ExactOnlineConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.ExactOnline.ExactOnlineConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.ExactOnline.ExactOnlineCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.ExactOnline.ExactOnlineCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.ExactOnline.ExactOnlineDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.ExactOnline.ExactOnlineDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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