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Connect to Microsoft Teams Data in Ruby

Connect to Microsoft Teams data in Ruby with ruby-dbi, dbd-odbc, and ruby-odbc.

The CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft Teams makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live Microsoft Teams data in Ruby. This article shows how to create a simple Ruby app that connects to Microsoft Teams data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Create an ODBC Connection to Microsoft Teams Data

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.

Installing Ruby and Necessary Gems

If you do not have Ruby installed, refer to the Ruby installation page. With Ruby installed, you will need to install the ruby-dbi, dbd-odbc, and ruby-odbc gems:

gem install dbi gem install dbd-odbc gem install ruby-odbc

Create a Ruby App with Connectivity to Microsoft Teams Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: MSTeamsSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

#connect to the DSN require 'DBI' cnxn = DBI.connect('DBI:ODBC:CData MSTeams Source','','') #execute a SELECT query and store the result set resultSet = cnxn.execute("SELECT subject, location_displayName FROM Teams WHERE Id = 'Jq74mCczmFXk1tC10GB'") #display the names of the columns resultSet.column_names.each do |name| print name, "\t" end puts #display the results while row = resultSet.fetch do (0..resultSet.column_names.size - 1).each do |n| print row[n], "\t" end puts end resultSet.finish #close the connection cnxn.disconnect if cnxn

With the file completed, you are ready to display your Microsoft Teams data with Ruby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

ruby MSTeamsSelect.rb Writing SQL-92 queries to Microsoft Teams allows you to quickly and easily incorporate Microsoft Teams data into your own Ruby applications. Download a free trial today!