Using the CData ODBC Driver for Twilio in PyCharm

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Twilio ODBC Driver

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

Access Twilio data like you would a database - read, write, and update Twilio Accounts, Applications, Messages, Recordings, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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 Twilio 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 Twilio 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 Twilio

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.

Use the AccountSid and AuthToken connection properties to access data from your account. You obtain your live credentials on your Twilio account dashboard. Click Account -> Account Settings to obtain your test credentials.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData Twilio Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Twilio Description = My Description AccountSid = MyAccountSid AuthToken = MyAuthToken

Execute SQL to Twilio

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 Twilio};AccountSid = MyAccountSid;AuthToken = MyAuthToken;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT To, Duration FROM Calls WHERE StartTime = '1/1/2016'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.To, row.Duration)

After connecting to Twilio in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to Twilio 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.