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Connect to WordPress Data from PowerBuilder

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

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 WordPress in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for WordPress to perform reads and writes.

  1. In a new WPF Window Application solution, add all the Visual Controls needed for the connection properties. Below is a typical connection string:

    Url=http://www.yourwordpresshost.com;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    To connect to WordPress, set the URL property and other authentication properties. WordPress supports Basic (User and Password) and OAuth2.0 authentication, though Basic is recommended for a testing environment only. To connect with OAuth you will need to register an app with WordPress.

    See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

  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=Id}" Header="Id" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for WordPress 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.WordPress.WordPressConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.WordPress.WordPressConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.WordPress.WordPressCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.WordPress.WordPressCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.WordPress.WordPressDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.WordPress.WordPressDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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