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Connect to YouTube Analytics Data from PowerBuilder

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

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 YouTube Analytics in PowerBuilder.

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

    ContentOwnerId=MyContentOwnerId;ChannelId=MyChannelId;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    YouTube Analytics uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can use the embedded CData OAuth credentials or you can register an application with Google to obtain your own.

    In addition to the OAuth values, to access YouTube Analytics data set ChannelId to the Id of a YouTube channel. You can obtain the channel Id in the advanced account settings for your channel. If not specified, the channel of the currently authenticated user will be used.

    If you want to generate content owner reports, specify the ContentOwnerId property. This is the Id of the copyright holder for content in YouTube's rights management system. The content owner is the person or organization that claims videos and sets their monetization policy.

  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=Snippet_Title}" Header="Snippet_Title" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for YouTube Analytics 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.YouTubeAnalytics.YouTubeAnalyticsConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.YouTubeAnalytics.YouTubeAnalyticsConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.YouTubeAnalytics.YouTubeAnalyticsCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.YouTubeAnalytics.YouTubeAnalyticsCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.YouTubeAnalytics.YouTubeAnalyticsDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.YouTubeAnalytics.YouTubeAnalyticsDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

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