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Connect to Shopify Data from PowerBuilder

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

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 Shopify in PowerBuilder.

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

    AppId=MyAppId;Password=MyPassword;ShopUrl=https://yourshopname.myshopify.com;

    To make use of all the features of the data provider, provide the AppId, Password, and ShopUrl connection properties.

    To obtain these values, see the Getting Started section in the help documentation to register the data provider as an application with Shopify.

  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=FirstName}" Header="FirstName" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Shopify 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.Shopify.ShopifyConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.Shopify.ShopifyConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.Shopify.ShopifyCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.Shopify.ShopifyCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.Shopify.ShopifyDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.Shopify.ShopifyDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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