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Connect to Dynamics 365 Business Central Data in CloverETL

Transfer Dynamics 365 Business Central data using the visual workflow in the CloverETL data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365 Business Central enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverETL to execute create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) commands to Dynamics 365 Business Central data. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365 Business Central to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to Dynamics 365 Business Central as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to Dynamics 365 Business Central data. In a new CloverETL graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.d365businesscentral.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL. A typical JDBC URL is below: jdbc:d365businesscentral:OrganizationUrl=https://myaccount.financials.dynamics.com/;

    To authenticate to Dynamics 365 Business Central, you must provide the User and AccessKey properties.

    To obtain the User and AccessKey values, navigate to the Users page in Dynamics 365 Business Central and then click on Edit. The User Name and Web Service Access Key values are what you will enter as the User and AccessKey connection string properties. Note that the User Name is not your email address. It is a shortened user name.

    To connect to data, specify OrganizationUrl. If you have multiple companies in your organization, you must also specify the Company to indicate which company you would like to connect to. Company does not need to be specified if you have only one company.

Query Dynamics 365 Business Central Data with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the Dynamics 365 Business Central JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT * FROM Accounts

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the Accounts table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.
 
 
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