Connect to Veeva Data from PowerBuilder

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Veeva ODBC Driver

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

Access Veeva data like you would a database - read, write, and update Documents, Users, Groups, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



This article demonstrates how to use the CData ODBC Driver for Veeva to connect to Veeva data and execute queries in PowerBuilder.

The CData ODBC Driver for Veeva can be used from any platform or development technology that supports ODBC, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to connect to Veeva data and execute queries from the Database Painter and controls such as the DataWindow.

Connect to Veeva as an ODBC Data Source

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.

You are ready to connect after specifying the following connection properties:

  • Url: The host you see in the URL after you login to your account. For example: https://my-veeva-domain.veevavault.com
  • User: The username you use to login to your account.
  • Password: The password you use to login to your account.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Veeva

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for Veeva. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with Veeva data.

  1. In PowerBuilder, click Tools -> Database Painter.
  2. In the Objects window in the Database Painter, right-click the ODBC node and click New Profile.
  3. On the Connection tab, enter a name for the profile and select the Veeva DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using Veeva Data with PowerBuilder Controls

You can use standard PowerBuilder objects to connect to ODBC data sources and execute queries. The following example shows how to retrieve Veeva data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

SQLCA.DBMS = "ODBC" SQLCA.DBParm = "ConnectString='DSN=CData VeevaVault Source'" CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_northwindproducts.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_northwindproducts.Retrieve();