Connect to Microsoft Planner Data from PowerBuilder

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Microsoft Planner ODBC Driver

The Microsoft Planner ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Microsoft Planner, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Microsoft Planner data like you would a database - read, write, and update Microsoft Planner Buckets, Plans, Tasks, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Microsoft Planner 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.

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.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Microsoft Planner

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for Microsoft Planner. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with Microsoft Planner 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 Microsoft Planner DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. 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 ODBC 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 = "ODBC" SQLCA.DBParm = "ConnectString='DSN=CData MicrosoftPlanner Source'" CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_tasks.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_tasks.Retrieve();