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Using the CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft OneDrive in PyCharm

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

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 Microsoft OneDrive 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 Microsoft OneDrive 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 Microsoft OneDrive

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.

OneDrive uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the OAuth section of the Help documentation for an authentication guide.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData OneDrive Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft OneDrive Description = My Description OAuthClientId = MyApplicationId OAuthClientSecret = MySecretKey OAuthCallbackURL = http://localhost:33333

Execute SQL to Microsoft OneDrive

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 OneDrive};OAuthClientId = MyApplicationId;OAuthClientSecret = MySecretKey;OAuthCallbackURL = http://localhost:33333;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT Id, Name FROM Files WHERE Id = 'Jq74mCczmFXk1tC10GB'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.Id, row.Name)

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