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Connect to Salesforce Marketing Data from PowerBuilder

This article demonstrates how to access Salesforce Marketing data from PowerBuilder using the CData ADO.NET Provider for Salesforce Marketing.

The CData ADO.NET providers are easy-to-use, standards-based controls that can be used from any platform or development technology that supports Microsoft .NET, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to use the CData ADO.NET Provider for Salesforce Marketing in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for Salesforce Marketing to perform reads and writes.

  1. In a new WPF Window Application solution, add all the Visual Controls needed for the connection properties. Below is a typical connection string:

    User=myUser;Password=myPassword;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    Authenticating to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud APIs

    Set the User and Password to your login credentials, or to the credentials for a sandbox user if you are connecting to a sandbox account.

    Connecting to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud APIs

    By default, the data provider connects to production environments. Set UseSandbox to true to use a Salesforce Marketing Cloud sandbox account.

    The default Instance is s7 of the Web Services API; however, if you use a different instance, you can set Instance.

  2. Add the DataGrid control from the .NET controls.
  3. Configure the columns of the DataGrid control. Below are several columns from the Account table: <DataGrid AutoGenerateColumns="False" Margin="13,249,12,14" Name="datagrid1" TabIndex="70" ItemsSource="{Binding}"> <DataGrid.Columns> <DataGridTextColumn x:Name="idColumn" Binding="{Binding Path=Id}" Header="Id" Width="SizeToHeader" /> <DataGridTextColumn x:Name="nameColumn" Binding="{Binding Path=Id}" Header="Id" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Salesforce Marketing assembly.

Connect the DataGrid

Once the visual elements have been configured, you can use standard ADO.NET objects like Connection, Command, and DataAdapter to populate a DataTable with the results of an SQL query:

System.Data.CData.SFMarketingCloud.SFMarketingCloudConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.SFMarketingCloud.SFMarketingCloudConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.SFMarketingCloud.SFMarketingCloudCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.SFMarketingCloud.SFMarketingCloudCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.SFMarketingCloud.SFMarketingCloudDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.SFMarketingCloud.SFMarketingCloudDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

The code above can be used to bind data from the specified query to the DataGrid.