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Using the CData ODBC Driver for NetSuite in PyCharm

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

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 NetSuite 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 NetSuite 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 NetSuite

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.

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.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData NetSuite Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for NetSuite Description = My Description Account Id = XABC123456 Password = password User = user Role Id = 3 Version = 2013_1

Execute SQL to NetSuite

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 NetSuite};Account Id = XABC123456;Password = password;User = user;Role Id = 3;Version = 2013_1;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT CustomerName, SalesOrderTotal FROM SalesOrder WHERE Class_Name = 'Furniture : Office'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.CustomerName, row.SalesOrderTotal)

After connecting to NetSuite in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to NetSuite 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.