Connect to Microsoft Teams Data from PowerBuilder

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Microsoft Teams ODBC Driver

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

Access Microsoft Teams data like you would a database - read, write, and update Microsoft Teams Groups, Teams, Channels, Messages, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Microsoft Teams 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 to MS Teams using the embedded OAuth connectivity. When you connect, the MS Teams OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Microsoft Teams

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 Teams. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with Microsoft Teams 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 Teams 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 Teams 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 Teams data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

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