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Connect to Stripe Data in Ruby

Connect to Stripe data in Ruby with ruby-dbi, dbd-odbc, and ruby-odbc.

The CData ODBC Driver for Stripe makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live Stripe data in Ruby. This article shows how to create a simple Ruby app that connects to Stripe data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Create an ODBC Connection to Stripe Data

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.

Use the OAuth authentication standard to connect to Stripe. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to register an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Installing Ruby and Necessary Gems

If you do not have Ruby installed, refer to the Ruby installation page. With Ruby installed, you will need to install the ruby-dbi, dbd-odbc, and ruby-odbc gems:

gem install dbi gem install dbd-odbc gem install ruby-odbc

Create a Ruby App with Connectivity to Stripe Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: StripeSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

#connect to the DSN require 'DBI' cnxn = DBI.connect('DBI:ODBC:CData Stripe Source','','') #execute a SELECT query and store the result set resultSet = cnxn.execute("SELECT Email, Discount FROM Customers") #display the names of the columns resultSet.column_names.each do |name| print name, "\t" end puts #display the results while row = resultSet.fetch do (0..resultSet.column_names.size - 1).each do |n| print row[n], "\t" end puts end resultSet.finish #close the connection cnxn.disconnect if cnxn

With the file completed, you are ready to display your Stripe data with Ruby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

ruby StripeSelect.rb Writing SQL-92 queries to Stripe allows you to quickly and easily incorporate Stripe data into your own Ruby applications. Download a free trial today!