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Using the CData ODBC Driver for Odoo in PyCharm

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

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 Odoo 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 Odoo 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 Odoo

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.

To connect, set the Url to a valid Odoo site, User and Password to the connection details of the user you are connecting with, and Database to the Odoo database.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData Odoo Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Odoo Description = My Description User = MyUser Password = MyPassword URL = http://MyOdooSite/ Database = MyDatabase

Execute SQL to Odoo

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 Odoo};User = MyUser;Password = MyPassword;URL = http://MyOdooSite/;Database = MyDatabase;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT name, email FROM res_users WHERE id = '1'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.name, row.email)

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