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Connect to LinkedIn Data from PowerBuilder

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

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 LinkedIn in PowerBuilder.

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

    OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:portNumber;CompanyId=XXXXXXXInitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    LinkedIn uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. You will need to obtain the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret by registering an app with LinkedIn. For more information refer to our authentication guide.

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

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