Connect to Smartsheet Data from PowerBuilder

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Smartsheet ADO.NET Provider

Easy-to-use Smartsheet client enables .NET-based applications to easily consume Smartsheet Sheets, Contacts, Folders, Groups, Users, etc.



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

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 Smartsheet in PowerBuilder.

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

    OAuthClientId=MyOauthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    Smartsheet uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to register an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties.

    However, for testing purposes you can instead use the Personal Access Token you get when you create an application; set this to the OAuthAccessToken connection property.

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

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