Connect to X-Cart Data from PowerBuilder

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X-Cart ADO.NET Provider

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

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 X-Cart in PowerBuilder.

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

  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=https://example.com/shop;ApiKey=MyApiKey;

    An API Key must be created for your XCart Installation. In order to obtain the API Key, you need to install and configure the REST API Module for your X-Cart installation.

    • Login to your X-Cart Installation. Click on My addons on the bottom of the left side-bar navigation panel.
    • Search for REST API Module. Install the Module.
    • After the module has been installed, you need to set it up.
      • Go to the Settings section for the REST API Module.
      • On the settings page specify the API Key (only read)
    • Set the ApiKey and Url to the connection property to connect to data.

  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=ProfileId}" Header="ProfileId" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for X-Cart 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.XCart.XCartConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.XCart.XCartConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.XCart.XCartCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.XCart.XCartCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.XCart.XCartDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.XCart.XCartDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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