Connect to HarperDB Data from PowerBuilder

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

This article demonstrates using the CData ADO.NET Provider for HarperDB in PowerBuilder, showcasing the ease of use and compatibility of these standards-based controls across various platforms and development technologies that support Microsoft .NET, including Appeon PowerBuilder.

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


    Set the Server, User, and Password connection properties to connect to HarperDB. Set UseSSL to secure connections with TLS/SSL.

  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=City}" Header="City" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for HarperDB 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.HarperDB.HarperDBConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.HarperDB.HarperDBConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.HarperDB.HarperDBCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.HarperDB.HarperDBCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.HarperDB.HarperDBDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.HarperDB.HarperDBDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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