Connect to Zoho CRM Data from PowerBuilder

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Zoho CRM ODBC Driver

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

Access Zoho CRM data like you would a database - read, write, and update Leads, Contacts, Opportunities, Accounts, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Zoho CRM 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.

The connector is already registered with Zoho CRM as an OAuth application. As such, OAuth Credentials are embedded by default. If you would prefer to use your own custom OAuth app, see the Custom Credentials section in the Help documentation.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for Zoho CRM

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

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

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