Connect to Google Cloud Storage Data from PowerBuilder

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Google Cloud Storage JDBC Driver

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This article demonstrates how to access Google Cloud Storage data from PowerBuilder using the Google Cloud Storage JDBC Driver.

The CData JDBC Driver for Google Cloud Storage is a standards-based control that can be used from any platform or development technology that supports JDBC, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to use the CData JDBC Driver for Google Cloud Storage in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData JDBC Driver for Google Cloud Storage to retrieve data.

Connect to Google Cloud Storage Data from PowerBuilder

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an JDBC URL for Google Cloud Storage. You can use a database profile to save connection properties. In the Database Painter, you can graphically manipulate data as well as execute SQL queries.

  1. Add the driver JAR to the PowerBuilder classpath. Set the CLASSPATH system environment variable to the path to the driver JAR, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.

    Note: If you are using PowerBuilder Classic, you can also add the path to the driver JAR by clicking Tools -> System Options -> Java.

  2. Click Tools -> Database Painter.
  3. Right-click the JDBC node and click New Profile.
  4. In the Database Profile Setup dialog, enter the following:
    • Profile Name: Enter a user-friendly name for the profile.
    • Driver Name: Enter the class name of the driver, cdata.jdbc.googlecloudstorage.GoogleCloudStorageDriver
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL.

      Authenticate with a User Account

      You can connect without setting any connection properties for your user credentials. After setting InitiateOAuth to GETANDREFRESH, you are ready to connect.

      When you connect, the Google Cloud Storage OAuth endpoint opens in your default browser. Log in and grant permissions, then the OAuth process completes

      Authenticate with a Service Account

      Service accounts have silent authentication, without user authentication in the browser. You can also use a service account to delegate enterprise-wide access scopes.

      You need to create an OAuth application in this flow. See the Help documentation for more information. After setting the following connection properties, you are ready to connect:

      • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH.
      • OAuthJWTCertType: Set this to "PFXFILE".
      • OAuthJWTCert: Set this to the path to the .p12 file you generated.
      • OAuthJWTCertPassword: Set this to the password of the .p12 file.
      • OAuthJWTCertSubject: Set this to "*" to pick the first certificate in the certificate store.
      • OAuthJWTIssuer: In the service accounts section, click Manage Service Accounts and set this field to the email address displayed in the service account Id field.
      • OAuthJWTSubject: Set this to your enterprise Id if your subject type is set to "enterprise" or your app user Id if your subject type is set to "user".
      • ProjectId: Set this to the Id of the project you want to connect to.

      The OAuth flow for a service account then completes.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Google Cloud Storage JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.googlecloudstorage.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard. A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:googlecloudstorage:ProjectId='project1';InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  5. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using Google Cloud Storage Data with PowerBuilder Controls

You can use standard PowerBuilder objects to connect to JDBC data sources and execute queries. The following example shows how to retrieve Google Cloud Storage data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

SQLCA.DBMS = "JDBC" SQLCA.AutoCommit = False SQLCA.DBParm = "Driver='cdata.jdbc.googlecloudstorage.GoogleCloudStorageDriver',URL='jdbc:googlecloudstorage:ProjectId='project1';InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH"; CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_buckets.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_buckets.Retrieve();