Connect to SAP Business One DI Data from PowerBuilder

Ready to get started?

Download for a free trial:

Download Now

Learn more:

SAP Business One DI ODBC Driver

The SAP Business One DI ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from SAP Business One DI, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access SAP Business One DI data like you would a database - read, write, and update SAP Business One DI Accounts, Activities, Orders, Customers, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



This article demonstrates how to use the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Business One DI to connect to SAP Business One DI data and execute queries in PowerBuilder.

The CData ODBC Driver for SAP Business One DI can be used from any platform or development technology that supports ODBC, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to connect to SAP Business One DI data and execute queries from the Database Painter and controls such as the DataWindow.

Connect to SAP Business One DI as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

To connect to SAP Business One DI data, specify the following connection properties:

  • DBServerType: The type of server being connected to.
  • Server: The name or IP address of the Business One DI server to connect to.
  • CompanyDB: The company to connect to.
  • User: The username used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
  • Password: The password used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
  • LicenseServer (optional): Set this if your License Server is different from the Server.
  • UseTrusted (optional): Set to TRUE to connect using Windows credentials.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for SAP Business One DI

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for SAP Business One DI. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with SAP Business One DI data.

  1. In PowerBuilder, click Tools -> Database Painter.
  2. In the Objects window in the Database Painter, right-click the ODBC node and click New Profile.
  3. On the Connection tab, enter a name for the profile and select the SAP Business One DI DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using SAP Business One DI Data with PowerBuilder Controls

You can use standard PowerBuilder objects to connect to ODBC data sources and execute queries. The following example shows how to retrieve SAP Business One DI data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

SQLCA.DBMS = "ODBC" SQLCA.DBParm = "ConnectString='DSN=CData SAPBusinessOneDI Source'" CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_oact.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_oact.Retrieve();