Connect to Wave Financial Data from PowerBuilder

Ready to get started?

Download for a free trial:

Download Now

Learn more:

Wave Financial ODBC Driver

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

Access Wave Financial data like you would a database - read, write, and update Wave Financial Accounts, Customers, Products, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Wave Financial 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.

Connect using the API Token

You can connect to Wave Financial by specifying the APIToken You can obtain an API Token using the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Wave account and navigate to "Manage Applications" in the left pane.
  2. Select the application that you would like to create a token for. You may need to create an application first.
  3. Click the "Create token" button to generate an APIToken.

Connect using OAuth

If you wish, you can connect using the embedded OAuth credentials. See the Help documentation for more information.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Wave Financial

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for Wave Financial. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with Wave Financial 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 Wave Financial DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using Wave Financial 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 Wave Financial data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

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