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Using the CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft Teams in PyCharm

Connect to Microsoft Teams as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft Teams.

The CData ODBC Drivers can be used in any environment that supports loading an ODBC Driver. In this tutorial we will explore using the CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft Teams from within PyCharm. Included are steps for adding the CData ODBC Driver as a data source, as well as basic PyCharm code to query the data source and display results.

To begin, this tutorial will assume that you have already installed the CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft Teams as well as PyCharm.

Add Pyodbc to the Project

Follow the steps below to add the pyodbc module to your project.

  1. Click File -> Settings to open the project settings window.
  2. Click Project Interpreter from the Project: YourProjectName menu.
  3. To add pyodbc, click the + button and enter pyodbc.
  4. Click Install Package to install pyodbc.

Connect to Microsoft Teams

You can now connect with an ODBC connection string or a DSN. See the Getting Started section in the CData driver documentation for a guide to creating a DSN on your OS.

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.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData MSTeams Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft Teams Description = My Description OAuthClientId = MyApplicationId OAuthClientSecret = MySecretKey CallbackURL = http://localhost:33333

Execute SQL to Microsoft Teams

Instantiate a Cursor and use the execute method of the Cursor class to execute any SQL statement.

import pyodbc cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={CData ODBC Driver for MSTeams};OAuthClientId = MyApplicationId;OAuthClientSecret = MySecretKey;CallbackURL = http://localhost:33333;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT subject, location_displayName FROM Teams WHERE Id = 'Jq74mCczmFXk1tC10GB'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.subject, row.location_displayName)

After connecting to Microsoft Teams in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to Microsoft Teams data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at support@cdata.com.