Connect to Twitter Ads Data from PowerBuilder

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Twitter Ads ADO.NET Provider

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

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 Twitter Ads in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for Twitter Ads to retrieve data.

  1. In a new WPF Window Application solution, add all the Visual Controls needed for the connection properties.

    All tables require authentication. You must use OAuth to authenticate with Twitter. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Twitter using the browser. For more information, refer to the OAuth section in the Help documentation.

  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=EntityId}" Header="EntityId" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Twitter Ads 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.TwitterAds.TwitterAdsConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.TwitterAds.TwitterAdsConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.TwitterAds.TwitterAdsCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.TwitterAds.TwitterAdsCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.TwitterAds.TwitterAdsDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.TwitterAds.TwitterAdsDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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