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Connect to MailChimp Data from PowerBuilder

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

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 MailChimp in PowerBuilder.

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

    APIKey=myAPIKey;

    You can set the APIKey to the key you generate in your account settings, or, instead of providing your APIKey, you can use the OAuth standard to authenticate the application. OAuth can be used to enable other users to access their own data. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with MailChimp.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

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

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