Using the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Fieldglass in PyCharm

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SAP Fieldglass ODBC Driver

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

Access SAP Fieldglass data like you would a database - read, write, and update SAP Fieldglass Approvals, Audit Trails, Analytics, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

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

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 SAP Fieldglass 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 SAP Fieldglass 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 SAP Fieldglass

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.

To authenticate, you will need to specify the Username, Password, APIKey, and EnvironmentURL connection properties.

To obtain an APIKey, log in to the SAP API Business Hub and click on Get API Key.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData SAPFieldglass Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for SAP Fieldglass Description = My Description EnvironmentURL = '' Username = myuser Password = mypassword APIKey = xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx

Execute SQL to SAP Fieldglass

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 SAPFieldglass};EnvironmentURL = '';Username = myuser;Password = mypassword;APIKey = xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT Id, Category FROM AuditTrails WHERE Company = 'CData'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.Id, row.Category)

After connecting to SAP Fieldglass in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to SAP Fieldglass data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at