Connect to SAS Data Sets Data from PowerBuilder

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SAS Data Sets ADO.NET Provider

Rapidly create and deploy powerful .NET applications that integrate with SAS Data Sets.



This article demonstrates how to access SAS Data Sets data from PowerBuilder using the CData ADO.NET Provider for SAS Data Sets.

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 SAS Data Sets in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for SAS Data Sets 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:

    URI=C:/myfolder;

    Set the following connection properties to connect to your SAS DataSets files:

    • URI: Set this to the folder containing your .sas7bdat resources. Currently we only support local files.

  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=name}" Header="name" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for SAS Data Sets 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.SASDataSets.SASDataSetsConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.SASDataSets.SASDataSetsConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.SASDataSets.SASDataSetsCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.SASDataSets.SASDataSetsCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.SASDataSets.SASDataSetsDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.SASDataSets.SASDataSetsDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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