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Connect to YouTube Analytics Data from PowerBuilder

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

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

Connect to YouTube Analytics 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.

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.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for YouTube Analytics

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

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

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