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Connect to Google Analytics Data from PowerBuilder

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

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for Google 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:

    Profile=MyProfile;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    Google uses the OAuth authentication standard. To access Google APIs on behalf on individual users, you can use the embedded credentials or you can register your own OAuth app.

    OAuth also enables you to use a service account to connect on behalf of users in a Google Apps domain. To authenticate with a service account, you will need to register an application to obtain the OAuth JWT values.

    In addition to the OAuth values, set Profile to the profile you want to connect to. This can be set to either the Id or website URL for the Profile. If not specified, the first Profile returned will be used.

  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=Browser}" Header="Browser" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Google 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.GoogleAnalytics.GoogleAnalyticsConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.GoogleAnalytics.GoogleAnalyticsConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.GoogleAnalytics.GoogleAnalyticsCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.GoogleAnalytics.GoogleAnalyticsCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.GoogleAnalytics.GoogleAnalyticsDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.GoogleAnalytics.GoogleAnalyticsDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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