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Connect to IBM Cloud SQL Query Data from PowerBuilder

This article demonstrates how to use the CData ODBC Driver for IBM Cloud SQL Query to connect to IBM Cloud SQL Query data and execute queries in PowerBuilder.

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

Connect to IBM Cloud SQL Query 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.

IBM Cloud SQL uses the OAuth and HMAC authentication standards. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for IBM Cloud SQL Query

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

Using IBM Cloud SQL Query 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 IBM Cloud SQL Query data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

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