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Using the CData ODBC Driver for Sage 200 in PyCharm

Connect to Sage 200 as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for Sage 200.

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 Sage 200 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 Sage 200 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 Sage 200

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.

  • Schema: Determines which Sage 200 edition you are connecting to. Specify either StandardUK or ProfessionalUK.
  • Subscription Key: Provides access to the APIs that are used to establish a connection. You will first need to log into the Sage 200 API website and subscribe to the API edition that matches your account. You can do so here: https://developer.columbus.sage.com/docs/services/api/uk. Afterwards, the subscription key may be found in your profile after logging into Sage 200.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData Sage200 Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Sage 200 Description = My Description SubscriptionKey = 12345 Schema = StandardUK

Execute SQL to Sage 200

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 Sage200};SubscriptionKey = 12345;Schema = StandardUK;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT Id, Code FROM Banks WHERE Code = '12345'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.Id, row.Code)

After connecting to Sage 200 in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to Sage 200 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.