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Using the CData ODBC Driver for OneNote in PyCharm

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

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 OneNote 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 OneNote 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 OneNote

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.

OneNote 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 Help documentation for more information.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData OneNote Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for OneNote Description = My Description OAuthClientId = MyApplicationId OAuthClientSecret = MySecretKey CallbackURL = http://localhost:33333

Execute SQL to OneNote

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

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