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Connect to SendGrid Data from PowerBuilder

This article demonstrates how to use the CData ODBC Driver for SendGrid to connect to SendGrid data and execute queries in PowerBuilder.

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

Connect to SendGrid 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 make use of all the available features, provide the User and Password connection properties.

To connect with limited features, you can set the APIKey connection property instead. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to obtaining the API key.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for SendGrid

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for SendGrid. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with SendGrid 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 SendGrid DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using SendGrid 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 SendGrid data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

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