Connect to Microsoft Planner Data from PowerBuilder

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Microsoft Planner JDBC Driver

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This article demonstrates how to access Microsoft Planner data from PowerBuilder using the Microsoft Planner JDBC Driver.

The CData JDBC Driver for Microsoft Planner is a standards-based control that can be used from any platform or development technology that supports JDBC, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to use the CData JDBC Driver for Microsoft Planner in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData JDBC Driver for Microsoft Planner to perform reads and writes.

Connect to Microsoft Planner Data from PowerBuilder

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an JDBC URL for Microsoft Planner. You can use a database profile to save connection properties. In the Database Painter, you can graphically manipulate data as well as execute SQL queries.

  1. Add the driver JAR to the PowerBuilder classpath. Set the CLASSPATH system environment variable to the path to the driver JAR, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.

    Note: If you are using PowerBuilder Classic, you can also add the path to the driver JAR by clicking Tools -> System Options -> Java.

  2. Click Tools -> Database Painter.
  3. Right-click the JDBC node and click New Profile.
  4. In the Database Profile Setup dialog, enter the following:
    • Profile Name: Enter a user-friendly name for the profile.
    • Driver Name: Enter the class name of the driver, cdata.jdbc.microsoftplanner.MicrosoftPlannerDriver
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL.

      You can connect without setting any connection properties for your user credentials. Below are the minimum connection properties required to connect.

      • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH. You can use InitiateOAuth to avoid repeating the OAuth exchange and manually setting the OAuthAccessToken.
      • Tenant (optional): Set this if you wish to authenticate to a different tenant than your default. This is required to work with an organization not on your default Tenant.

      When you connect the Driver opens the MS Planner OAuth endpoint in your default browser. Log in and grant permissions to the Driver. The Driver then completes the OAuth process.

      1. Extracts the access token from the callback URL and authenticates requests.
      2. Obtains a new access token when the old one expires.
      3. Saves OAuth values in OAuthSettingsLocation to be persisted across connections.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Microsoft Planner JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.microsoftplanner.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard. A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:microsoftplanner:OAuthClientId=MyApplicationId;OAuthClientSecret=MySecretKey;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  5. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using Microsoft Planner Data with PowerBuilder Controls

You can use standard PowerBuilder objects to connect to JDBC data sources and execute queries. The following example shows how to retrieve Microsoft Planner data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

SQLCA.DBMS = "JDBC" SQLCA.AutoCommit = False SQLCA.DBParm = "Driver='cdata.jdbc.microsoftplanner.MicrosoftPlannerDriver',URL='jdbc:microsoftplanner:OAuthClientId=MyApplicationId;OAuthClientSecret=MySecretKey;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH"; CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_tasks.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_tasks.Retrieve();