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Connect to MariaDB Data from PowerBuilder

This article demonstrates how to use the CData ODBC Driver for MariaDB to connect to MariaDB data and execute queries in PowerBuilder.

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

Connect to MariaDB 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.

The Server and Port properties must be set to a MariaDB server. If IntegratedSecurity is set to false, then User and Password must be set to valid user credentials. Optionally, Database can be set to connect to a specific database. If not set, the tables from all databases are reported.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for MariaDB

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

Using MariaDB 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 MariaDB data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

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