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Connect to NetSuite Data from PowerBuilder

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

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

Connect to NetSuite 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.

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.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for NetSuite

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for NetSuite. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with NetSuite 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 NetSuite DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using NetSuite 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 NetSuite data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

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