Connect to SharePoint Data in DBArtisan

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

Access SharePoint data like you would a database - read, write, and update SharePoint Lists, Contacts, Calendar, Links, Tasks, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure SharePoint data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for SharePoint seamlessly integrates SharePoint data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access SharePoint data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for SharePoint in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate SharePoint Data into DBArtisan Projects

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.

Set the URL property to the base SharePoint site or to a sub-site. This allows you to query any lists and other SharePoint entities defined for the site or sub-site.

The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid SharePoint user credentials when using SharePoint On-Premise.

If you are connecting to SharePoint Online, set the SharePointEdition to SHAREPOINTONLINE along with the User and Password connection string properties. For more details on connecting to SharePoint Online, see the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation

You can then follow the steps below to register SharePoint data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to SharePoint data. SharePoint entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with SharePoint data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the SharePoint API.