Using the CData ODBC Driver for Zoho Creator in PyCharm

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Zoho Creator ODBC Driver

The Zoho Creator ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Zoho Creator, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Zoho Creator data like you would a database - read, write, and update Zoho Creator Records, Files, Jobs, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Connect to Zoho Creator as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for Zoho Creator.

The CData ODBC Drivers can be used in any environment that supports loading an ODBC Driver. In this tutorial we will explore using the CData ODBC Driver for Zoho Creator from within PyCharm. Included are steps for adding the CData ODBC Driver as a data source, as well as basic PyCharm code to query the data source and display results.

To begin, this tutorial will assume that you have already installed the CData ODBC Driver for Zoho Creator as well as PyCharm.

Add Pyodbc to the Project

Follow the steps below to add the pyodbc module to your project.

  1. Click File -> Settings to open the project settings window.
  2. Click Project Interpreter from the Project: YourProjectName menu.
  3. To add pyodbc, click the + button and enter pyodbc.
  4. Click Install Package to install pyodbc.

Connect to Zoho Creator

You can now connect with an ODBC connection string or a DSN. See the Getting Started section in the CData driver documentation for a guide to creating a DSN on your OS.

The connector is already registered with Zoho Creator as an OAuth application.

If you would prefer to use your own custom OAuth app, see the Help documentation.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData ZohoCreator Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Zoho Creator Description = My Description AccountsServer = AccountsServer

Execute SQL to Zoho Creator

Instantiate a Cursor and use the execute method of the Cursor class to execute any SQL statement.

import pyodbc cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={CData ODBC Driver for ZohoCreator};AccountsServer = AccountsServer;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT ID, Leave_Type FROM Leave_Types WHERE Leave_Type = 'Sick'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.ID, row.Leave_Type)

After connecting to Zoho Creator in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to Zoho Creator data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at support@cdata.com.