Connect to NetSuite Data from PowerBuilder

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NetSuite ADO.NET Provider

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

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 NetSuite in PowerBuilder.

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

    Account Id=XABC123456;Password=password;User=user;Role Id=3;Version=2013_1;

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid NetSuite user credentials. In addition, the AccountId must be set to the ID of a company account that can be used by the specified User. The RoleId can be optionally specified to log in the user with limited permissions.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information on connecting to NetSuite.

  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=InternalId}" Header="InternalId" Width="SizeToHeader" /> <DataGridTextColumn x:Name="nameColumn" Binding="{Binding Path=CustomerName}" Header="CustomerName" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for NetSuite 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.NetSuite.NetSuiteConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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