Connect to Xero WorkflowMax Data from PowerBuilder

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Xero WorkflowMax ADO.NET Provider

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

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 Xero WorkflowMax in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for Xero WorkflowMax 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:

    APIKey=myApiKey;AccountKey=myAccountKey;

    To connect to the WorkflowMax API, obtain an APIKey and AccountKey from Xero. This can only be done by contacting Xero support (https://www.workflowmax.com/contact-us).

    After obtaining an API Key and Account Key, set the values in the APIKey and AccountKey connection properties. Once these are set, you are ready to connect.

  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 Xero WorkflowMax 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.XeroWorkflowMax.XeroWorkflowMaxConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.XeroWorkflowMax.XeroWorkflowMaxConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.XeroWorkflowMax.XeroWorkflowMaxCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.XeroWorkflowMax.XeroWorkflowMaxCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.XeroWorkflowMax.XeroWorkflowMaxDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.XeroWorkflowMax.XeroWorkflowMaxDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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