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Using the CData ODBC Driver for QuickBase in PyCharm

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

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 QuickBase 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 QuickBase 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 QuickBase

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.

User Authentication Method

To authenticate with user credentials, specify the following connection properties:

  1. Set the User and Password.
  2. If your application requires an ApplicationToken;, you must provide it otherwise an error will be thrown. You can find the ApplicationToken under SpecificApp > Settings > App management > App properties > Advanced settings > Security options > Manage Application Token.

User Token Authentication

To authenticate with a user token, specify the following connection properties:

  1. Set UserToken and you are ready to connect. You can find the UserToken under Quick Base > My Preferences > My User Information > Manage User Tokens.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData QuickBase Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for QuickBase Description = My Description User = user@domain.com Password = password Domain = myinstance.quickbase.com ApplicationToken = bwkxrb5da2wn57bzfh9xn24

Execute SQL to QuickBase

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 QuickBase};User = user@domain.com;Password = password;Domain = myinstance.quickbase.com;ApplicationToken = bwkxrb5da2wn57bzfh9xn24') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT Id, Column1 FROM SampleTable_1 WHERE Column2 = '100'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.Id, row.Column1)

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