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Using the CData ODBC Driver for TSheets in PyCharm

Connect to TSheets as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for TSheets.

The CData ODBC Drivers can be used in any environment that supports loading an ODBC Driver. In this tutorial we will explore using the CData ODBC Driver for TSheets from within PyCharm. Included are steps for adding the CData ODBC Driver as a data source, as well as basic PyCharm code to query the data source and display results.

To begin, this tutorial will assume that you have already installed the CData ODBC Driver for TSheets as well as PyCharm.

Add Pyodbc to the Project

Follow the steps below to add the pyodbc module to your project.

  1. Click File -> Settings to open the project settings window.
  2. Click Project Interpreter from the Project: YourProjectName menu.
  3. To add pyodbc, click the + button and enter pyodbc.
  4. Click Install Package to install pyodbc.

Connect to TSheets

You can now connect with an ODBC connection string or a DSN. See the Getting Started section in the CData driver documentation for a guide to creating a DSN on your OS.

TSheets uses the OAuth2 standard for authentication and authorization. To construct your own OAuth app and connect to data, refer to OAuth section in the Help.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData TSheets Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for TSheets Description = My Description OAuthClientId = myclientid OAuthClientSecret = myclientsecret CallbackUrl = http://localhost:33333

Execute SQL to TSheets

Instantiate a Cursor and use the execute method of the Cursor class to execute any SQL statement.

import pyodbc cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={CData ODBC Driver for TSheets};OAuthClientId = myclientid;OAuthClientSecret = myclientsecret;CallbackUrl = http://localhost:33333;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT Id, JobcodeId FROM Timesheets WHERE JobCodeType = 'regular'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.Id, row.JobcodeId)

After connecting to TSheets in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to TSheets data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at support@cdata.com.