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Connect to Microsoft Project Data from PowerBuilder

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

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 Microsoft Project in PowerBuilder.

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

    User=myuseraccount;Password=mypassword;URL=http://myserver/myOrgRoot;

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid Microsoft Project user credentials. In addition, you will need to specify a URL to a valid Microsoft Project server organization root or Microsoft Project services file.

  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=ProjectName}" Header="ProjectName" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Microsoft Project 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.MicrosoftProject.MicrosoftProjectConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.MicrosoftProject.MicrosoftProjectConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.MicrosoftProject.MicrosoftProjectCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.MicrosoftProject.MicrosoftProjectCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.MicrosoftProject.MicrosoftProjectDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.MicrosoftProject.MicrosoftProjectDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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